Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.
Approximately 300 protesters across the religious spectrum demonstrated in eastern Berlin in favor of religious freedom and the decriminalization of circumcision in Germany.
The majority of the protesters were Jewish, though Muslims and Christians also participated.
There are approximately 10,500 Jews living in Berlin.
Mainly Jewish protesters, as well as Muslims and Christians, demonstrated on Sunday for religious freedom and the decriminalization of circumcision in the Federal Republic.
Lala Süskind, former head of the Berlin Jerish community spoke at the rally, speaking up on behalf of religious rituals and citing the World Health Organization’s recommendation that boys be circumcised for medical reasons.
A new law to reintroduce circumcision to German society would require parents to prove the procedure has a religious basis, to receive medical guidance against the procedure by a doctor, and to acquiesce to having their sons circumcised by a doctor rather than a mohel. The Jewish community has rejected the proposed law.
About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
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