Berlin Says Ritual Circumcision Legal, if Performed by Doctor

City's mayor to Haaretz: 'Jews can live without danger in our city.'

The German capital has formally declared that doctors can legally perform ritual circumcisions on infant males, though it stopped short of authorizing a mohel to do so. In an exclusive interview with Haaretz, Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit said it is crucial "not to let this debate [on circumcision] create additional tensions in our society."