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German Rabbi Charged With Crime for Performing Circumcision

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Jewish Chronicle – A German rabbi has become the first person to have criminal charges filed against him for carrying out circumcisions. Rabbi David Goldberg, an Israeli mohel currently living in Bavaria, has been charged with causing bodily harm following a June ruling at the district court in Cologne which banned religious circumcision.

Rabbi Goldberg, 64, said he found out about the charges filed against him by a German doctor through local journalists, and that he had not yet received summons from the court, according to the Jerusalem Post. The court has yet to decide whether or not to press charges.

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