German Lawmakers Vote to Protect Right to Circumcision
The vote in Parliament brought to a close months of legal uncertainty set off by a court ruling that equated the practice with bodily harm and angered many German Jews and Muslims.
Letter from Europe: Germany, Jews and Muslims, and Circumcision
With new curbs on circumcisions in Germany, Jews wonder whether these trends signal some kind of anti-Semitism that is concealed by medical and legalistic arguments.
Berlin to Protect Ritual Circumcision
Germany's government pledged to pass a law protect the ritual circumcision of young boys, seeking to calm a fractious debate over the religious rights of the country's Jews and Muslims.
German government seeks to reassure Jews and Muslims
The German government has sought to reassure Jews and Muslims that their religious practice of infant circumcision will be protected, despite an earlier court ruling that the child's right to bodily integrity outweighed the parents' rights.
Jews, Muslims upset at German circumcision ban
A regional court in Cologne, Germany has banned circumcision in a heavy-handed ruling that has raised the ire of Jews, Muslims and many others who opt to circumcise their male children.