Why Jews hold circumcision so dear, and what Germany has to fear
Ever since Abraham and Isaac, the brit milah has recognized our partnership with God doesn’t happen automatically; we must constantly uphold our end of the covenant. So too must Germany uphold its promise of religious freedom to Jews and Muslims alike.
Last June, a court in Cologne, Germany, ruled that non-medical circumcision could be considered criminal because it causes physical harm. Since then, other cities in Europe have also begun to question the legality of this sacred Jewish and Muslim tradition. All this came to a head last week, as Rabbi David Goldberg, a mohel in the Bavarian city of Hof, was