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Left to right, speaking at a news conference in Berlin are Shimon Cohen, spokesman for the Conference of European Rabbis; Rabbi Avichai Apel, a board member of the German Orthodox Rabbis Conference; and Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the Conference of European Rabbis, July 12, 2012.

Circumcision ruling inspires defense, debate in Germany

By Toby Axelrod, JTA July 18, 2012

BERLIN -- Say yes to circumcision. That’s the message of a petition that three German students have created at change.org. Directed toward the German government, the petition comes in light of a recent Cologne District Court ruling that found that non-medical...

Orthodox rabbinical group urging German Jews to defy court ruling on circumcision

JTA REPORT July 11, 2012

BERLIN -- The head of Europe's main Orthodox rabbinical body said his organization is ready to back Jews in challenging the ruling in Germany that said circumcising young boys could be considered a criminal act. Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of...

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