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Brit Shalom Families: Where's the Controversy?

Lisa Braver Moss | Posted 06.26.2014 | Religion
Lisa Braver Moss

As a Jewish woman who opposes circumcision, it's true that families who say yes to circumcision will have support from the Jewish community. But what happens to those who decide to keep their sons "intact" (i.e., not to circumcise them)?

Waiting To Announce Your Jewish Baby's Name

Nina Badzin | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion
Nina Badzin

Perhaps nothing unifies Jews across levels of observance and backgrounds more than our adherence to superstitions involving babies. We Jews don't mess around with this stuff. Frankly, I find this curious.

Rabbis Urge German Jews To Continue Circumcisions

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 09.11.2012 | Religion

BERLIN — A German court's decision that ritual circumcision amounts to criminal bodily harm threatens religious freedom in Europe, a group of Eu...

The Importance Of Circumcision In Jewish Law

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

There are few aspects of Jewish life that have been debated as heatedly as circumcision. It's physical. It's permanent. It effects an area of the body that most people today won't even discuss in proper company.

Natalie Portman And Benjamin Millepied Welcome A Baby Boy

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Mazel Tov to Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied on the birth of their son.

Balancing Jewish Birth Celebrations So They Include Baby Girls

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

For generations, the birth of a baby boy in Judaism was cause for great celebration. The birth of a baby girl often meant nothing more than a synagogue honor for the newborn's father while mother and baby were still in the hospital