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September 18, 2020
Danish parliament to debate bill that would ban non-medical circumcision
By Cnaan Liphshiz
(JTA) — The Danish parliament is scheduled to consider a bill proposing a ban on non-medical circumcisions.
Henri Goldstein, the president of the Jewish Community in Denmark, says the measure represents “the worst threat since World War II” to the country’s Jews, who traditionally circumcise baby boys on their eighth day of life, a ritual known as brit milah.
The Danish parliament is set to vote sometime during its next session on the bill filed last month by Simon Emil Ammitzboll-Bille, a for...