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August 24, 2012 12:19 pm

Responding to Medical Concerns, German Jewish Body to Train Mohels in Circumcision

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JTA – Germany’s main Jewish body has announced its intention to institutionalize the training of mohels or ritual circumcisors.

Amid concerns among Jews and Muslims that their religious practice of circumcision may be outlawed, the Central Council of Jews in Germany is organizing meetings with Rabbi Josh Spinner of the Orthodox Rabbinerseminar zu Berlin and Rabbi Walter Homolka of the Reform Abraham Geiger College in Potsdam, both of which train rabbis.

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