Circumcision Germany

Keep the Government Away From My Junk (Yes, That Kind)

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

When the German state of Cologne tried to ban circumcision last week, I just had to laugh. To humans, that sloppy appendage is a living punch line, the bumbling member that gets men into trouble, more often than not. I can see why god would feel the need to dictate rules and regulations when it comes to the upper head. But the lower one? That's just weird.

An Attack on Circumcision is an Attack on Jewish Culture

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Living
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

The Jewish and Muslim communities have recently expressed international outrage and concern about a German court ruling that apparently limits the freedom of those wishing to practice a ritual circumcision. Any attack upon this ritual should be viewed -- and has historically been viewed -- as an existential attack upon the Jewish people. But it is not entirely clear that circumcision is under attack in Germany...