“Denying the ability of physician mohels to conduct a home brit milah may mean the most experienced and medically expert individual is not available to a family,”
Despite Norwegian law requiring hospitals to perform ritual circumcisions on male infants, at least two hospitals recently refused to perform the procedure.
Jews in several of the Nordic nations (Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland) are increasingly fearing for their religious futures after Denmark moved a step closer to passing a law banning infant circumcision. One rabbi sees this as a reenactment of a macabre story told in the bible symbolizing an attempt to cut off the thin connection binding heaven and earth.
The Jewish community has protested the petition, arguing that the ritual has been practiced in Denmark without any difficulty for more than 400 years.
The proposed ban on circumcision stipulated a sentence of up to six years in prison for those performing or arranging for the circumcision of a minor.
The proposed legislation would criminalize circumcision of boys under the age of 18.
This is the first child born in Israel to immigrants among the group of 162 Bnei Menashe which made aliyah last month from India.
An overwhelming majority of Israeli Jewish parents circumcise their children, according to a survey conducted for the Chief Rabbinate.
The family of terror victim Avraham Asher Hasno, who was killed in a truck-ramming attack at the al-Fawwar junction near Hebron, celebrated the circumcision of Avraham’s grandson at the site of the attack on Thursday
Three months after her 21-year-old husband was killed in a vicious stabbing, Yael Weissman was blessed to hold a baby boy named in memory of her beloved Yanai.