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  Shvat 22, 5768 , 29/01/08

Oregon Upholds Right to Circumcision

The Oregon Supreme Court has upheld the right of a parent to circumcise his child. The case involved a father who converted to Judaism but whose wife opposed circumcising the child. Jewish leaders feared that a decision supporting the mother would endanger the tradition of circumcision, which is one of the basic laws that have held the Jewish people together for 3,500 years.
 
Four national Jewish organizations welcomed the decision of the court, which ruled that "the decision to have a male child circumcised for medical or religious reasons is one that is commonly and historically made by parents in the United States."

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