Dr. Norbert Lammert, the head of the German parliament, said he is not overly concerned about attempts to ban circumcision, known in Hebrew as brit milah, in his country. "It is a clash between law and freedom of religion, and I'm not worried yet because the German courts have not had the final word as of yet," said its last word on ". Dr. Lammert stated. He made the statement in a meeting in Jerusalem with Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin.
The Jewish people have been performing the Biblical commandment of brit milah on the eighth day after the birth of a male child for thousands of years.