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Court Suspends Rabbis’ Order to Require Woman to Allow Son’s Brit

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Israel’s Supreme Court has suspended a Rabbinical Court (Beit Din) order that a woman in divorce proceedings allow her baby son, now one year old, to be circumcised. The woman also was ordered to pay a fine of $150 for each day the brit mila is not performed.

She originally objected to circumcision because she said her son was not medically fit but since has said that a brit mila causes suffering.

The woman appealed the Netanya Beit Din’s decision to the secular judicial system, which put the rabbis’ order on hold until the judges reach a decision on whether the Beit Din has authority to order a circumcision.

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One Response to “Court Suspends Rabbis’ Order to Require Woman to Allow Son’s Brit”

  1. ANY RELIGION THAT IS FORCED ON PEOPLE IS LAME AND FAILING. PERHAPS IF IFEMALE MOHALOT WERE ONLY AVAILABLE AS THEY ARE IN THIS WEEKLY TORAH PORTION ׂ– TSIPORAHׁ — THE WHOLE ISSUE WOULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED.. .

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