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      Archive: 10/23/2013

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        10/23/2013, Cheshvan 19, 5774

      Knesset Discuses Proposed Circumcision Ban in Europe

      On Wednesday the Knesset held a discussion on the laws being proposed by the European Union to ban circumcision. Member of Knesset Yisrael Eichler (United Torah Judaism) stated that circumcision was both a health issues and an issue of religious freedom. He added that banning the ancient custom would adversely affect those of both the Jewish and Muslim faiths and others that believe in the practice.