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San Francisco Circumcision Ban

The Tipping Point

Mimi Hecht | Posted 08.04.2012 | Religion
Mimi Hecht

Though I was not immune to the speculation that circumcision could possibly be harmful to my baby, I felt deeply that G-d was looking out for my son's reproductive organ.

Finally, A Movie About Circumcisions

Posted 02.01.2012 | Arts

Filmmaker and photographer Jeffrey Braverman takes a deeper look at San Francisco's recently proposed circumcision ban in a promising new documentary ...

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.

Governor Signs Bill To Halt Circumcision Bans

Associated Press | Posted 12.02.2011 | Parents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Associated Press) — California's governor has signed a bill that that will prevent local governments from banning male circumcis...

Lawmakers To Debate Circumcision Ban

AP | By ADAM WEINTRAUB | Posted 10.24.2011 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A California Senate committee unanimously approved a bill Tuesday to block local jurisdictions from banning male circumcision, a...

Captain Israel vs. Foreskin Man

John Shore | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
John Shore

As you might expect, Captain Israel has issues with Foreskin Man. And here's the proof.

WATCH: Leaders Debate The San Francisco Circumcision Ban

Posted 09.25.2011 | Religion

A coalition including Jewish and Muslim groups have launched a lawsuit challenging a proposed ban on circumcision that is due to go before San Francis...

Circumcision Bans May Be Blocked By New CA Bill

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 09.20.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — Two California lawmakers have introduced a bill that would pre-empt local governments from passing laws banning male circumcisio...

ACLU Joins Effort To Fight Circumcision Ban

Posted 09.17.2011 | San Francisco

By Christina Jewett The ACLU of Northern California filed a court brief Friday supporting an effort to block a ballot measure that would ban ju...

Top S.F. Attorney Questions Proposed Circumcision Ban

Posted 09.04.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service (RNS) In a potential blow to the proposed San Francisco circumcision ban, the city's top lawyer has conclud...

Jewish Circumcision Foes Sit Out San Francisco Ban Efforts

Posted 09.04.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Though national and local Jewish groups have strongly condemned San Francisco's proposed ban ...

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.

Circumcision Gets Caught Up In Budget Crisis

AP | By IVAN MORENO | Posted 08.24.2011 | Religion

DENVER -- A nationwide debate about circumcisions for newborn boys, combined with cash-strapped public health budgets, has Colorado taking sides with ...

Colorado To End Medicaid Coverage Of Circumcision

AP | Posted 08.23.2011 | Religion

DENVER -- Colorado will end coverage for routine circumcisions under Medicaid next month, adding to what's become a national debate over the once wide...

Lawsuit Seeks To Block SF Vote On Circumcision Ban

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 08.22.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — An unlikely coalition of Jews and Muslims on Wednesday filed a lawsuit to block a San Francisco ballot measure that would ban th...

Are the Circumcision Opponents Anti-Semitic or Sexually Repressed?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

San Francisco is supposed to be the city of live-and-let-live even as it now betrays a curious attachment to the male foreskin, with its ludicrous attempt to punish its large Jewish community for simply honoring the oldest of all Jewish practices and rituals.

CNN's LZ Granderson Gets It Right

Ken Blackwell | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

CNN contributor LZ Granderson got it right. Keep the government out of a family's decision to circumcise, he says.

Congressman To Introduce Bill To Protect Male Circumcision Rights

Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion

A new bill aims to cut short a proposed ban on circumcision in San Francisco. US. Representative Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) will introduce the Religi...

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.

Evangelicals Wade Into Circumcision Debate

Posted 08.10.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) The National Association of Evangelicals is siding with Jews and Muslims in opposition of a proposed b...

Is It Anti-Semitism?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 08.09.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

I thought we were done. Jew hatred was the attention grabbing remnant of an earlier world. We had moved on -- Judaism was now about who we are, not about what others think. Foolish youth.

Muslim Views On The Circumcision Ban

Mike Ghouse | Posted 08.07.2011 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

We have to speak out against this move through the ballot box in November this year. We cannot let anyone infringe on the freedom of the other, where does it end?

Catherine Pearson

Proposed Circumcision Ban Gains Support In California

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.06.2011 | Healthy Living

San Francisco voters won't be able to vote on a proposed ban on circumcision until November. But anticircumcision activists hail the fact that the bil...

'Foreskin Man' Comicbook Attacks Circumcision

Lisa Derrick | Posted 08.06.2011 | Religion
Lisa Derrick

Words and images just got sharper in the battle against circumcision, as Matt Hess released the second issue of his comic book, "Foreskin Man." It's creepy. And, some feel, anti-Semitic.

SF Circumcision Ban Up For Vote, Religious Groups Object (VIDEO)

Associated Press | The Associated Press | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion

A proposal to ban the circumcision of male children in San Francisco has been cleared to appear on the November ballot, setting the stage for the nati...