NYC Crackdown On Circumcision Sparks International Outcry

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brisWith New York City Board of Health poised to adopt a health code amendment that would subject bris milah to government regulation, rabbinic authorities in the United States, Israel, Canada, Belgium, Britain and Australia have united in condemning government intrusion into Jewish observance.

Slated to be adopted September 13, the new law empowers government officials, for the first time in U.S. history, to dictate how certain aspects of bris milah are performed.

The amendment is viewed as setting a dangerous precedent threatenening bris milah everywhere If, in spite of New York City’s vibrant Jewish presence and strong political will, the amendment still prevails, one can expect circumcision foes to mount campaigns against bris milah just about anywhere.

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