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  9/5/2012, Elul 18, 5772

Berlin Allows Circumcision but Bans 'Mohels'

The German city of Berlin has made new laws for people who want to circumcise their sons – and traditional Jewish mohels don't meet criteria. The move comes following a recent court ruling that said the religious rite, observed by both Jews and Muslims, amounts to “grievous bodily harm.”