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  Av 4, 5772 , 22/08/12

Rabbi Metzger: German Circumcision Judge Was Naïve – or Silly

The German judge who ruled that circumcision is a criminal act was naïve, and perhaps even silly, Israel’s Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger said Wednesday. A judge in Cologne in June outlawed religious circumcision because he said it inflicted bodily harm on babies who were not at the age that they could object.

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