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A German Court Bans Circumcision

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Last month, a regional appellate court in Cologne, Germany, published its ruling that non-therapeutic circumcision of male children, even with the consent of their parents, violates the criminal law. The decision has predictably stirred up a great deal of controversy, locally as well as internationally, because of the centrality of child circumcision in both the Jewish and the Muslim faiths, and because of Germany’s particular history of anti-Semitic genocide.

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