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Posted by on Nov. 28, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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 circumcise?

Woman ordered to pay daily fines for refusing to circumcise her son

A religious court has ordered an Israeli woman to circumcise her son against her will – or pay a fine of $140 a day.

The woman refused to let her son be circumcised under Jewish law because she said it would ‘mutilate’ him.

But her husband, with whom she is reportedly getting divorced, demanded that the ritual take place, The Times of Israel reported.

Jewish ritual circumcisions usually take place in a synagogue eight days after the baby boy’s birth.

Named Brit Milah in Hebrew, the ceremony by a specialist rabbi called a mohel is a key part of the Jewish faith and is followed by a celebration dinner.

But the unnamed Jerusalem woman told Israeli media: ‘I’ve been exposed to a lot of material regarding circumcision and I have decided not to circumcise my son.

‘I have no right to cut his organ and mutilate him. And the court has no right to force me to do so.’

By last night the fine had reportedly already accumulated for five days, reaching $700.

The decision to force the woman to have her son circumcised was taken previously by a Rabbinical court, which upholds Jewish law, in her home town of Netanya on the West Bank.

The woman appealed to a larger Rabbinical court in Jerusalem but the decision was upheld.

This week’s decision over the woman’s son, who is now a year old, has been described as unprecedented.

It is thought the woman will now appeal to Israel’s secular Supreme Court.

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Thought for the day :


 Women are angels and when someone breaks our wings we simply continue to fly...on a broomstick. We are flexible that way.

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Tooth_Inspector
by Bronze Member on Nov. 28, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Crazy!
frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Nov. 28, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Crazy stuff.   Why couldnt she just move?  I know it isnt that simple though just to relocate.

poshkat
by Platinum Member on Nov. 28, 2013 at 12:17 PM
Quoting frndlyfn:

Crazy stuff.   Why couldnt she just move?  I know it isnt that simple though just to relocate.




it doesn't matter where she moves to. Natanya, tel-aviv, kfar saba, eylat, any city or suburb. I'm from israel and I've never heard of this
IncognitoOne
by Angela-Marie on Nov. 28, 2013 at 12:20 PM

 That's crazy.

frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Nov. 28, 2013 at 12:47 PM


Quoting poshkat:

Quoting frndlyfn:

Crazy stuff.   Why couldnt she just move?  I know it isnt that simple though just to relocate.




it doesn't matter where she moves to. Natanya, tel-aviv, kfar saba, eylat, any city or suburb. I'm from israel and I've never heard of this

I meant all the way out of israel and the surrounding areas. 

MommaVoo
by Bronze Member on Nov. 28, 2013 at 1:06 PM

she cannot afford the 140.00 lets alone the whole amount so doubt she can move. I watched a thing on youtube today about this.. I feel so bad for her, its HER decision, not the country's!

Quoting frndlyfn:


Quoting poshkat:

Quoting frndlyfn:

Crazy stuff.   Why couldnt she just move?  I know it isnt that simple though just to relocate.




it doesn't matter where she moves to. Natanya, tel-aviv, kfar saba, eylat, any city or suburb. I'm from israel and I've never heard of this

I meant all the way out of israel and the surrounding areas. 


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poshkat
by Platinum Member on Nov. 28, 2013 at 1:15 PM
It's really difficult to get a visa to go somewhere else. Very very difficult. A lot of red tape.

Quoting poshkat:

Quoting frndlyfn:

Crazy stuff.   Why couldnt she just move?  I know it isnt that simple though just to relocate.






it doesn't matter where she moves to. Natanya, tel-aviv, kfar saba, eylat, any city or suburb. I'm from israel and I've never heard of this
brandyblx
by Platinum Member on Nov. 29, 2013 at 10:59 AM

 Yup.It took us over a year to get my hubby's paperwork done,so that I could  bring him to the States.It is a VERY long and EXPENSIVE process.

Quoting poshkat:

It's really difficult to get a visa to go somewhere else. Very very difficult. A lot of red tape.

Quoting poshkat:

Quoting frndlyfn:

Crazy stuff.   Why couldnt she just move?  I know it isnt that simple though just to relocate.






it doesn't matter where she moves to. Natanya, tel-aviv, kfar saba, eylat, any city or suburb. I'm from israel and I've never heard of this


Thought for the day :


 Women are angels and when someone breaks our wings we simply continue to fly...on a broomstick. We are flexible that way.

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