Archive for June, 2011

Californians Against Circumcision

June 9, 2011

Jews planning to have baby boys in San Francisco and Santa Monica, California may soon have to make a trip to relatives for the bris.  An article in this past Sunday’s NYTimes reports on ballot initiatives that could lead to bans on the ancient ritual as soon as November 2012.   While backers of the ban say they are trying to protect children from unnecessary medical procedures, is it anti-Semitic/Islamic to exclude an exemption for religious practice in such legislation?

Article: “Efforts to Ban Circumcision Gain Traction in California” (NYTimes, Sunday, June 5, 2011)