Berlin: circumcision illegal under some circumstances
September 06, 2012
Two months after a German court banned infant circumcision, Berlin, one of the nation’s 16 states, has declared circumcision legal under certain circumstances.
According to the decision, circumcision is legal if performed by a doctor but illegal if performed by a mohel, who traditionally performs circumcisions on Jewish boys.
- Berlin declares circumcision legal, but only if performed by a doctor — not as a ritual (Jewish Telegrapic Agency)
- Mohel (Wikipedia)
- German court bans infant circumcision (CWN, 7/12)
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