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June 16, 2018, 5:46 am
As Denmark considers a ban on circumcision, some Jews consider leaving
With parliament weighing new non-binding proposal, many in Jewish community feel caught between Islamist extremism and the xenophobia it triggers in their secularist society
June 2, 2018, 8:43 am
Danish parliament set to debate proposal to ban circumcision
Petition calling to outlaw practice gets over 50,000 signatures, forcing a non-binding vote; majority of lawmakers expected to oppose measure
May 29, 2018, 3:53 pm
Iceland’s circumcision debate is far from over
Lawmakers are still considering a measure that would require consulting boys before the procedure
May 2, 2018, 6:04 pm
Danish ruling party risks split over looming vote on circumcision
Almost 50,000 people sign petition to ban non-medical circumcision, calling it a violation of children's rights and antithetical to European culture
April 13, 2018, 3:33 pm
The mother of all lies
Brit milah can be traumatic -- for a parent; the babies simply do not experience 'near-death distress'
April 13, 2018, 1:46 am
Leading US House members urge Iceland to back down on circumcision ban
'Stop this intolerant bill,' say top Republican and Democrat lawmakers in letter to Reykjavik's US envoy slamming proposed law
April 8, 2018, 7:23 pm
Iceland welcomes its first rabbi while considering a ban on circumcision
European secularists and progressives are staging a two-pronged legislative attack on circumcision and religious slaughter -- fundamental customs of Judaism and Islam
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 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'
January 18, 2018, 3:09 pm
Circumcision: Why risk your child’s welfare?
Monuments of stone may disappear; acts of commitment to God, ethics, or Jewish identity resound forever
Nathan Lopes Cardozo
January 8, 2018, 9:05 pm
US-born Jewish terrorist asks for furlough to attend son’s circumcision
Jack Teitel, serving two life sentences, seeks compassionate leave, promises to return to prison after ceremony
November 29, 2017, 1:56 pm
In a concentration camp, a rabbi celebrates his grandson’s circumcision
Aryeh Hendler, unable to attend ceremony in Israel, connects via video link as he leads a tour at Majdanek in Poland
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