Friday, June 14, 2013

Jewish Prisoner Wants Permission To Be Circumcised

Prison authorities in Florida are facing an unusual religious accommodation question.  WEAR News yesterday reported that inmate Pablo Diaz, whose mother was Jewish and who has been active in the Jewish prison ministry at Blackwater River Correctional Facility, is requesting to be allowed to be circumcised. He directed his request to the state corrections department after similar previous request was turned down by the warden. The 37-year old Diaz is serving a life sentence for kidnapping, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and manslaughter. The non-profit group Brit Yosef Yitzchak has offered to perform the religious circumcision free of charge.