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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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  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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