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Botched Bris Leads To Lawsuit Against Rabbi

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

A Pennsylvania rabbi has been sued by the parents of the baby boy he circumcised on April 28 in a botched ceremony that caused a "catastrophic and lif...

The Gift Of Holding Your Grandchild For The First Time

Sara Davidson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sara Davidson

I'm sitting on a couch in my daughter Rachel's home in Chicago, holding my first grandchild, a boy, seven days old. I've heard grandparents talk, ad nauseum, about the thrill of this relationship, but, as with having your first baby, you have no clue what it will be like until it happens.

What's the Difference Between a Bris and a Baptism?

Dana Holmes | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Dana Holmes

Recently, all of my friends started having babies. I realized that I have a lot to bone up on if I'm going to be prepared for all of the showers, parties and religious ceremonies associated with this influx of little people.

Why I Don't Want My Wife To Have The Baby -- Yet

Jay Sokol | Posted 11.06.2012 | Parents
Jay Sokol

Today, as Mrs. Dude is late in her 30-something week of pregnancy, I am hoping for a day without labor. A day without contractions and any of the other messy stuff that precedes the birth of a baby.

Guess What, Mitt! I Just Un-Baptized You. You're Jewish Now.

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.18.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

You're Jewish now, Mitt. Mazel Tov! Welcome to the tribe. L'Chaim! Your new name is Morris Berkowitz and you're from Queens. Your mother-in-law lives in Florida. She doesn't like you because you're not a doctor. (She voted for Ron Paul because he is a doctor.)

A Mother's Celebration Of The Jewish Circumcision Rite

Susan Auerbach | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion
Susan Auerbach

In this welcoming of our baby into the Jewish community, I found catharsis after the trauma and isolation of birth. We emerged from the raw, postpartum state into the warmth of society.

San Francisco May Vote On Circumcision Ban

Posted 06.15.2011 | Los Angeles

San Francisco residents may vote on a ballot measure next year that would outlaw circumcision. The initiative, which requires 7,000 signatures befo...

Welcome To The Tribe, Little Man

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

Suddenly, my Reformed upbringing and eight-week study abroad program in Israel seem puny compared to her full-on, by-the-books, hardcore Orthodox ways.

Weeds, Episode 8 Recap

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

My vote? Best episode so far this season. What do you think?