New Proposed German Law Okays Ritual Circumcision

A new proposed German law is set to approve ritual circumcision (known as brit mila or bris milain Judaism) hopefully ending the debate – and the threat – to the ancient custom practiced by Jews and Muslims.

German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger presented the proposal to the state governments and associations throughout the country on Tuesday, the eve of Yom Kippur.

If approved, the move would end an attempt in May by a court in Cologne that outlawed the practice by ruling that removing the foreskin constitutes a violation of bodily integrity.

The verdict raised international eyebrows and ignited outrage among Jews and Muslims around the world.


You might also like:

Related Posts