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News Iceland » Religion: European rabbis: Jews not welcome in Iceland

News channel or source: https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5237848,00.html
Publication date: Sunday 22 April 2018

With the firm backing of the media in Iceland, the rabbis expressed for the first time cautious optimism regarding the thwarting the initiative they claimed violated religious freedom. President of the conference Rabbi Pinhas Goldschmidt warned that ...

News Iceland » Religion: Religious leaders in Europe speak out against Iceland’s proposed circumcision ban

News channel or source: https://aleteia.org/2018/04/20/religious-leaders-in-europe-speak-out-against-icelands-proposed-circumcision-ban/
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

"That brings us back to 1933, when Hitler took power in Germany. And we know how it ended," said Father Jakob Rolland of Iceland's Catholic Church. Leaders of Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities in Europe traveled to Iceland to voice their opposition ...

News Iceland » Religion: European Jews Hold Protest Meetings Against Iceland’s Proposed Circumcision Ban

News channel or source: https://www.algemeiner.com/2018/04/22/european-jews-hold-protest-meetings-against-icelands-proposed-circumcision-ban/
Publication date: Sunday 22 April 2018

This path is not just a violation of the basic human right to freedom of religion or belief, but a sign to every person with a Jewish or Muslim background that they are not wanted in Iceland.” Conference member Abraham Guigui, the chief rabbi of Belgium ...

News Iceland » Religion: US Jewish organizations urge Iceland to nix bill banning male circumcision

News channel or source: http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/US-Jewish-organizations-urge-Iceland-to-nix-bill-banning-male-circumcision-550086
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2018

Eliot Engel (D-NY), the committee’s ranking member, said in their statement that outlawing the practice would curtail religious freedoms and alienate Iceland’s minorities. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page. “While Jewish and Muslim ...

News Iceland » Religion: Congressmen Call for Iceland to Drop Proposal for Circumcision Ban

News channel or source: http://hamodia.com/2018/04/17/congressmen-call-iceland-drop-proposal-circumcision-ban/
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2018

The Icelandic Embassy in Washington, D.C. Two leading members of the U.S. Congress have penned a letter urging Iceland to stop what they labeled an “intolerant bill” that would criminalize bris milah and other forms of religious circumcision in the ...

News Iceland » Religion: Iceland welcomes first rabbi

News channel or source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/244156
Publication date: Sunday 08 April 2018

The exchange last week was Feldman’s first attempt since registering as a resident of Iceland at explaining to a local a potentially awkward Jewish religious custom: in this case, “tevilat kelim” — immersing utensils acquired from non-Jews to make ...

News Iceland » Religion: Board president ‘tentatively optimistic’ over status of circumcision in Iceland

News channel or source: http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/board-president-tentatively-optimistic-over-status-of-circumcision-interfaith/
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

The Inter-Faith Forum of Iceland, together with the Institute for Religious Studies of the University of Iceland, held a one-day discussion on “the circumcision of boys” which brought together both those who oppose the practice in Iceland and those who ...

News Iceland » Religion: Iceland’s proposed circumcision ban

News channel or source: https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/iceland-s-proposed-circumcision-ban
Publication date: Saturday 21 April 2018

So far, in the media-driven debate regarding Iceland’s bill, most of the coverage has focused on religiously-motivated circumcision. Indeed, some have interpreted the bill as applying only to religious circumcisions. There are therefore two competing ...

News Iceland » Religion: Knox College in Turmoil as Professor Says ‘Jews Act Like Nazis,’ Jewish Critic Targeted by Hate Mail

News channel or source: https://www.algemeiner.com/2018/04/22/knox-college-in-turmoil-as-professor-says-jews-act-like-nazis-jewish-critic-targeted-by-hate-mail/
Publication date: Sunday 22 April 2018

The professor, who started teaching at Knox in 2015, has also taken a critical view of the Jewish religion, alleging in June that the “brutal” God of the Hebrew Bible “commanded the so-called ‘Chosen People’ (Jews) to wipe out *every* living ...

News Iceland » Religion: US lawmakers urge Iceland to back down on circumcision ban

News channel or source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/244373
Publication date: hursday 12 April 2018

“While Iceland’s Jewish community may be one of the smallest in the world, the legislation to ban male circumcision looms as a large assault upon Jewish – and Muslim – religious freedom and practice,” Nathan Diament, the OU’s Washington ...