Topic / Judaism

Denmark’s bid to ban male circumcision hits the buffers

Denmark’s ruling Liberal Party has come out against a ban on the circumcision of young boys, meaning a controversial citizen’s proposal is unlikely to make it through parliament. According to this report, the citizen’s proposal for the ban had received 44,685 votes at the time of writing, bringing it within a whisker of the 50,000 […]

‘Nazi dog’ man Mark Meechan vows to appeal £800.00 fine

The fine was imposed on Meechan, above right, at Airdrie Sheriff Court a month after he was found guilty of a hate crime: posting a video on YouTube of a pug giving ‘Nazi’ salutes. According to this BBC report, Meechan said he would appeal the sentence imposed on him yesterday by Sheriff Derek O’Carroll, who […]

US rabbi says women cannot issue kosher certificates

A female member of a Washington DC Modern Orthodox congregation – Maharat Ruth Friedman – has been handing out certificates, along with Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld – to a growing number of kosher restaurants in the District, and in doing so has profoundly annoyed Rabbi Yosef Wikler, above. Wikler, publisher of the monthly Kashrus Magazine, which […]

US Secretary of State pick opposed by Muslims & Jews

Mike Pompeo, above, nominated by President Trump to replace Rex Tillerson for the top diplomatic post, faces stiff opposition from Muslim and Jewish groups who have united to condemn his ‘Islamophobia’. According to this report, as members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee begin hearings on whether to confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State, […]

Plane insane: airport rejects women’s rights campaign ads

The Israel Airports Authority (IAA) has refused to to display adverts informing female airline passengers they are not obliged to change seats at the request of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men who do not want to sit next to them. According to this report, the Israeli Religious Action Centre (IRAC) had hoped to run a billboard campaign at […]

‘Nazi pug’ case: Scottish court finds man guilty of hate crime

Mark Meechan, 30, pictured above with a pug called Buddha, will be sentenced next month after he was found guilty this week of posting a video on YouTube that was ‘anti-semitic and racist in nature’. According to this report, Meechan filmed the dog – his girlfriend’s pet – giving Nazi salutes. It responded to statements such […]

Circumcision ban ‘would hand Hitler a posthumous victory’

A heated debate has erupted in the wake of Iceland’s plan to abolish male infant circumcision – a ban that, according to  UK Jewish academic Dr Irene Lancaster, above, should be rigorously opposed by all observant Jews, even if it means breaking the law. Writing under the headline “Banning circumcision would give Hitler a posthumous […]

Unlike Catholics, Jews have no concept of what the ‘truth’ is

Henryk Zielinski, above, Editor-in-Chief of the Polish Catholic weekly Idziemy, caused outrage at the weekend when he said that some of the biblical stories believed by Jews ‘have nothing to do with facts’. That’s really rich – especially coming from a Catholic. According to this report, speaking during an interview with TVP Zielinski said that […]

God tells Christian to sculpt a lion. It will be gifted to Israel.

Back in 2006, Texas sculptor Max Greiner Jr allegedly received a message from God, telling him to create a giant lion. He completed the Lion of Judah in 2017, and, according to this report, Christians are now trying to raise around $100,000 to fly the 1,034 lb sculpture to Israel to honour the 70th anniversary of […]

Icelandic lawmakers are acting ‘like Nazis’ over circumcision

Jewish leaders in four Nordic countries have reacted angrily to a ban on non-medical circumcision proposed by Icelandic lawmakers. In an open letter deploring a bill that would prohibit the genital mutilation of male infants, Aron Verständig, Dan Rosenberg-Asmussen, Ervin Kohn and Yaron Nadbornik referred to the Nazi prohibition on brit milah, Jewish ritual circumcision. They […]