Monday, February 25, 2013

German Prosecutor Drops Circumcision Prosecution of Rabbi

Applying Germany's new law enacted in December to confirm the legality of religious circumcisions performed with parental consent by specially trained members of the religious community, a court in the German city of Hof has dismissed charges that had been filed last year against a rabbi.  According to the European Jewish Congress, the criminal charges were dropped last Thursday by the prosecutor who said that Rabbi David Goldberg has satisfied all the requirements of the new law.