Jun 10, 2018
'6 Year Prison Sentence for a Bris'

Lawmakers in Denmark are set to debate a petition calling to jail a Mohel that performs a Bris on children in the country.

By COLlive reporter

Elected officials in Denmark will be discussing a proposal to ban the age-old Jewish tradition of Bris Milah for children, JNS reported.

The move follows a petition that attracted more than 50,000 signatures and calls for a six-year prison sentence for those carrying out a circumcision on boys under the age of 18.

Earlier this year, the fellow Scandinavian country Iceland considered a ban on Bris Milah. However, that bill stalled amid opposition from lawmakers and international outcry.

Rabbi Yitzchok Loewenthal, Director of Chabad of Denmark in Copenhagen, said: "We see this in a serious and serious light, and we are working in full coordination with the Jewish community in the country to stop this legislation."

The Jewish community in Denmark has objected to the petition, saying that it has practiced Bris Milah without issues in the country for more than 400 years, JNS said.

Loewenthal noted that at this point, the measure is not expected to pass in the Danish parliament as the 3 largest parties announced that they oppose the idea.

"This isn't a simple battle," he said. "They are going after any religious concept that is difficult for them to understand. We hope for the good and plan on continuing to work and spread holiness and teaching Judaism."

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this is crazy!
Are we back in Roman times? wheres freedom of religion?
(6/10/2018 5:44:43 PM)
sickening sick really
let the jewish community alone and practice this in peace
(6/10/2018 5:59:42 PM)
I am confused
Did anyone actually get sentenced to prison or are they JUST saying they might?
(6/10/2018 6:28:37 PM)
To number 3
No one got sentenced to prison. There was a petition that was signed by more than 50,000 people that wants this practise to stop, and for the mohel to be imprisoned
(6/10/2018 7:36:50 PM)
oh no
hashem yerachemm
why cant they leave us alone!!
(6/10/2018 7:46:49 PM)
Why Can't you Leave The Galus?
Diaspora Jews are ignoring the messages from Hashem.
(6/11/2018 4:17:52 AM)
Noch einmal!
Just anti-Semitism rearing its ugly head again.
(6/11/2018 7:20:55 AM)
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