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  1. What is happening to us

    Comment by Malkah Sorel — November 26, 2013 @ 6:17 PM

  2. She is guilty in two ways –denying the father of his rights, and using a child to undermine them; and guilty, in Israel no less, of antisemitism. Wouldn’t it funny if someday her son sued her for damages? No b’rit mila, no Judaism. And they talk of freedom to choose, while negatively effecting his right to choose by putting undue burden on him when older and wanting a Jewish identity via covenant with G-d.

    Comment by Shemaya Shiloh — November 26, 2013 @ 8:13 PM

  3. If she doesn't want her son to be circumcised that's her choice, and no religious court should have the power to interfere. This is simply the inverse of what's going on in some European countries, where so-called "intactivists" (generally gay men) are trying to outlaw circumcision. This is clearly a matter of choice, and Israeli secular law doesn't mandate circumcision for Jewish boys. Freedom of religion means just that.

    Comment by Dan Silagi — November 26, 2013 @ 8:41 PM

  4. exactly dear Dan. According to the democratic values, is a matter of choice. According to Judaism is an obligation. Obviously dear Malkah , Hashem gives us the opportunity to choose . The divine Law or the Greek mentality. May with the help from above, and the bright light of Hannuka, the people of Israel will win the battle against the hellenists yimach shemam

    Comment by Ben Yosef Shomer — November 26, 2013 @ 10:01 PM

  5. The thing is, these parents say “wait” so the child can decide, but few 12 yr.Olds will choose circumcision, therefore denying the Covenant to the child. Actually, it is denying him his birthright.

    Comment by Carolin Knox — November 27, 2013 @ 12:30 AM

  6. Should it be the mother's choice or the father's choice whether their son be Jewish? The sad part is that he will never be able to marry a Jewish girl.

    Comment by Leah Urso — November 27, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

  7. The fine from the rabbinical court, is that compulsory and enforced by the state?

    Comment by Eamonn Dunne — November 28, 2013 @ 2:17 AM

  8. Carolin Knox says, “few 12 yr.Olds will choose circumcision, therefore denying the Covenant to the child. Actually, it is denying him his birthright.

    Is the argument that circumcision must take place before he can choose for himself precisely because the child would never choose it for himself? I find that a profoundly disturbing thought. If he truly wishes to be a part of the Abrahmic covenant, he would decide this for himself as a symbol of how he feels. If he doesn’t then he won’t. But, I reject the idea that the boy would be any less Jewish simply because he did not have a part of his penis amputated. That makes very little sense, even from a religious standpoint. If he wishes to make the sacrifice, nothing will be stopping him from choosing this for himself. I have known many men who chose circumcision in adulthood. This boy can too.

    Comment by Joseph Kayne — November 28, 2013 @ 4:33 AM

  9. This woman should be punished badly because she never ask her son for his opinion before she conceived and brought him to the earth. Human rights groups should lock her up for life. So she can stop funnying about with G-D contract with Abraham. Shame on her.

    Comment by Jerry — November 28, 2013 @ 4:53 AM

  10. That court has no jurisdiction over people other than the husband and wife. I dare say they could not order her to cut a piece of property such as a doll. But to torture a child?

    Comment by Ron Low — November 28, 2013 @ 5:40 AM

  11. We are the chosen people and Hashem made a covenant with Abraham. Circumcision was part of our side of the bargain amongst many others as a sign of our covenant with Hashem. Are we not proud to be Jewish?

    Comment by Sam Rubin — November 28, 2013 @ 11:27 AM

  12. I agree. But it begs the question: how do you really know?

    Comment by Rich Rochlin — November 28, 2013 @ 8:15 PM

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