BACKWARD: You’ve heard of ‘American Sniper,’ but what about ‘American Snipper’? Meet the fastest mohel in U.S. history.
It looks like Johnny Depp is just as depressed about his career as you are. In a recent interview on Israeli TV, the actor said he has given ‘serious thought’ to becoming a mohel.
Two mohels have been barred from doing circumcisions after babies contracted herpes during a controversial rite. Why has N.Y. only received one parental consent form since 2012?
Two New York infants have contracted herpes after metzitzah b’peh in the last year. Why hasn’t the city enforced its parental consent form rule for the circumcision rite?
Most fathers prefer to leave the the bris to professionals, but one mohel found that a small minority agree to perform it themselves, as Abraham did for Isaac.
A European rabbinical group has created a union of mohalim, or ritual circumcisers, in an effort to standardize ritual circumcision and combat attempts to ban it.
Proponents of metzitzah b’peh were reeling after a court refused to block a New York law requiring parental consent for the controversial circumcision rite.
The New York City board of health voted unanimously to require parents to sign a consent form for metzizah b’peh. A handful of protesters denounced the decision.
Jews and Muslims in Berlin demonstrated for the right to carry out ritual circumcisions, a right that has been endangered in Germany.