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June 28, 2012 8:33 am

British Jews Vow to Defend Circumcision in England

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Times of Israel – The UK Jewish community on Thursday condemned this week’s decision of a German court to prohibit circumcisions, saying it was likely to be overturned by a higher court and expressing confidence that no such legislation would ever pass in Britain.

“The court’s comments were ill-informed and unjustified,” the Board of Deputies of British Jews said in a statement released Thursday. “They failed to attach proper weight to the freedom of religion enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights and the right of parents to decide what is in their child’s best interests, including taking into account deeply held religious and cultural values.”

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