Mother appeals to Supreme Court over son’s circumcision ruling

By JTA
December 19, 2013 11:51

JERUSALEM — A Israeli mother has appealed to the Supreme Court a rabbinical court ruling requiring her to circumcise her son.

In her appeal filed Wednesday, the mother said the rabbis cannot order her to circumcise her son, who is now a year old.

The Jerusalem rabbinical court last month upheld the ruling of the Netanya rabbinical court ordering the mother to have her son circumcised as per her ex-husband’s wishes or pay a $142 fine each day until the procedure is performed.

The boy was not circumcised on the eighth day, as per Jewish custom, due to medical problems, according to reports.


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