web analytics
July 26, 2014 / 28 Tammuz, 5774
Israel at War: Operation Protective Edge
 
 
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post
IDC Advocacy Room IDC Fights War on Another Front

Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.



Home » InDepth » Op-Eds »

J’Accuse: Shame on Germany for Circumcision Ban

German Ambassador to Israel Andreas Michaelis attends a discussion in the Knesset regarding Brit Milah on July 9, 2012.

German Ambassador to Israel Andreas Michaelis attends a discussion in the Knesset regarding Brit Milah on July 9, 2012.
Photo Credit: Miriam Alster/FLASH90

Shame on those Germans who would ban circumcision. Shame on those Germans who do not care enough to rise up in anger against the pseudo-scientific bigots who falsely claim to be interested in the sensitivities of children. Praise for those Germans who do stand against the bigotry of their countrymen.

Let other countries with cleaner hands take the lead in conducting real scientific research and in seeking to protect the rights of children and animals. The dirty hands and filthy past of Germany forever disqualifies that country from leading the effort to ban Jewish rituals. For shame!

This article was published in German by the Juedische-Allgemeine. Visit the Gatestone Institute.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

Please use the Facebook Tab below to leave your comment:

3 Responses to “J’Accuse: Shame on Germany for Circumcision Ban”

  1. It is not right and unfair to call it antisemitic if we discuss rights of childrens that should be eternally harmed without their consent! Maybe the child would call you abusive if they could.

  2. Norm Grey says:

    Isabella and all like-minded protectors of the young. Simply stated, G-d COMMANDS Jews to ritually circumcise normal, healthy boys (not girls, as they do in more unenlightened societies) ON THE EIGHTH DAY…or as soon after the child is deemed healthy by ritually and medically trained professionals.
    If you don't believe in G-d, I can understand your belief that adults must "protect" helpless babies. But please rest assured, we who do believe in G-d KNOW that He KNOWS what He's doing.

  3. There is a fundamental right for children to safety and freedom from bodily harm. Michael Wolffsohn, a german historian with jewish background is not of the same opinion as you are. As the german newspaper "Die Welt" has reported the circumcision is the symbol for an original human sacrifice. As a Christian I have – of course – read the stories of Abraham and his son. (Beside that – jews and muslims are not clear about which son should have been sacrificed). This point of view of circumcision as a "pars-pro-toto" for human sacrifice was really new to me.
    And what we all should respect is that children rights of their owns and are no more longer the proberty of their parents. The change through circumcision cannot be altered later and this without the consent of the person involved.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...
Current Top Story
John Kerry
Entire Israeli Cabinet Rejects Kerry’s Proposed Ceasefire, Talks Continue
Latest Indepth Stories
Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett

Because let’s face it: Hamas obviously can’t defeat the IDF in the field, soldier against soldier

Shimon Peres meets with the family of fallen IDF soldier Max Steinberg.

As Peres retires, Israel fights sour legacy: Insistence on setting policy in line with hopes, rather than with reality.

Keeping-Jerusalem

Our capital was not arbitrarily chosen, as capitals of some other nations were.

UNHRC High Commissioner Navi Pillay accuses the IDF of possible war crimes in Gaza again, cutting slack to Hamas.

People test Israel every day to see how serious we really are in knowing when we are right.

Should Jews in Europe take more responsibility in self-defense of community and property?

It is time for a total military siege on Gaza; Nothing should enter the Gaza Strip.

Germany’s The Jewish Faith newspaper ominously noted, “We Jews are in for a war after the war.”

The truth is we seldom explore with kids what prayer is supposed to be about.

Almost as one, Jews around the world are acknowledging the day-to-day peril facing ordinary Jews in Israel and the extraordinary service of the IDF in protecting them.

So on the one hand Secretary Kerry makes no bones about who is at fault for the current hostilities: he clearly blames Hamas.

King Solomon said it long ago: “Cast your bread upon the waters” because you don’t know when you’ll hit something. Our job is to do.

The anti-Israel camp does not need to win America fully to its side. Merely to neutralize it would radically alter the balance of power and put Israel in great jeopardy.

More Articles from Alan M. Dershowitz
diplomats

Many American experts—diplomatic, nuclear, political, economic—believe that even the risks to the United States exceed the benefits.

iran strong and hungry

The immediate choice for the world today is not between diplomacy and preventive war. We have a third option: to maintain or even increase the sanctions.

If the media and the international community continue to enable these tyrannical regimes, the cynical dead baby strategy will expand in scope.

The very word “hero” was used by the Jordanian justice minister in joining the chorus calling for the release of a convicted terrorist.

Hamas wants Palestinians civilians, especially babies, to be killed precisely so that they can display the kind of photographs that were shown around the world.

A ‘pinkwashing’ conference – focused on how Israel allegedly uses its protection of gay rights to cover up its treatment of Arabs – is being sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian Studies Center at CUNY’s Graduate Center this April.

If Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga were to be elected pope, much of the good work done by recent popes in building bridges between the Catholic Church and the Jews would be endangered.

What happened at Brooklyn College demonstrates the wisdom of keeping academic departments from sponsoring non-academic hate fests, such as the BDS event.

    Latest Poll

    Do you think the FAA ban on US flights to Israel is political?






    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/jaccuse-shame-on-germany-for-circumcision-ban/2012/09/07/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: