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February 26, 2018, 9:17 am
Rabbi, imam defend circumcision in face of Iceland bill to ban it
Circumcision a 'core Jewish practice that serves as a bedrock of Jewish life,' says recently installed chief rabbi; backers of bill say practice a 'violation of human rights'
February 23, 2018, 6:42 pm
500 Icelandic physicians back bill to outlaw circumcision
Doctors say 'potential complications' of Jewish, Mulim practice 'should offset the benefits, which are few'
February 21, 2018, 8:36 am
Danish petition appears likely to force vote on banning circumcision
With online bill criminalizing the practice signed by 20,000 people in just 20 days, Jewish community fears 'existential threat'
February 15, 2018, 9:43 am
Circumcision ban will prevent Jewish life in Iceland, leaders warn
Scandinavian Jews say outlawing religious ritual 'will guarantee' that no community is established there
February 12, 2018, 6:08 am
Chabad to end rabbinical cold spell in Iceland
Undeterred by pending circumcision ban, rabbi and wife to set up synagogue, ritual bath for first time for island's 250 Jews
February 2, 2018, 7:55 am
Bill to ban circumcision introduced in Iceland’s parliament
Legislation claims the practice violates children's human rights, places them at risk of infection and causes 'severe pain'
August 7, 2017, 3:09 pm
Who decides whose life is worth living?
There's lousy precedent in Charlie Gard's parents not being allowed to care for their 11-month-old as they saw fit
July 7, 2017, 11:52 pm
Muslims and Jews in Europe work to block bans on ritual slaughter, circumcision
Two-day joint event in Amsterdam is one of largest ever held to discuss limitations on religious customs
June 28, 2017, 6:23 pm
Norwegian minister vows to protect circumcision after voting to ban it
Siv Jensen says vote was 'confusing' but she meant to oppose measure, will continue to fight anti-Semitism
June 7, 2017, 4:31 pm
Circumcision: Should it be banned?
The ancient ritual is God’s seal imprinted on human flesh, and it is the secret to Jewish survival
Nathan Lopes Cardozo
April 1, 2017, 5:32 am
NYC to automatically ban mohels linked to newborn herpes cases
24 cases allegedly contracted by sucking blood directly through circumcision wound reported since 2000
October 10, 2015, 5:55 am
Council of Europe doubles down on anti-ritual circumcision stance
Pan-European body maintains position that a brit milah violates children's rights
October 2, 2015, 2:14 pm
Council of Europe seeks ban on circumcision without ‘requisite skill’
Non-binding recommendation says ritual should only be allowed under 'appropriate medical and health conditions'
December 18, 2014, 5:57 am
Swedish far-right leader: Jews are not true Swedes
Björn Söder says Jews must abandon religious identity to assimilate, later claims he was taken out of context
December 3, 2014, 2:44 am
CDC comes out in support of circumcision
US health officials conclude benefits outweigh risks in practice and say insurance companies should cover procedure