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Germany Moves Towards A Compromise On Circumcision

A row over circumcision in Germany has escalated after a formal complaint was lodged against a rabbi in the city of Hof. According to a doctor from the city of Giessen, “Religious freedom cannot be used as an excuse for carrying out violence against an under-age child”. The dispute was ignited by a June 26 ruling by a Cologne court that circumcision of a child constituted “illegal bodily harm,” even with parental consent.