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.
“And ye shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of a covenant betwixt Me and you.” (Genesis 17:11) Israel’s foreign ministry issued a statement Friday denouncing the European Union’s recent resolution against circumcision. Saying that the resolution “fosters hate” and racism, ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said, “Circumcision… Read more »