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Friday, 29 November 2013
Rabbinical court in Israel rejects appeal by a mother who won't have her son circumcised
Rabbinical court rejects appeal by Netanya resident who won’t have her son undergo what she calls ‘mutilation’
BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFFNovember 26, 2013, 6:08 am
Illustrative photo of a ritual circumcision (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
The Rabbinical Court in Jerusalem rejected an appeal Monday by a Netanya woman fined NIS 500 ($140) per day for refusing to circumcise her son, as is required by Jewish law (halacha).
The penalty was initially levied by a rabbinical court in Netanya earlier this year at the request of the woman’s estranged husband who has demanded that the circumcision take place. The two are reportedly undergoing divorce proceedings, and the court stated that it believes her refusal was part of some ploy to save her marriage.