In Israel, some rebel against circumcision

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Circumcision is one of Judaism’s most important laws and for generations of faithful it has symbolized a Biblical covenant with God. But in Israel, more and more Jewish parents are saying no to the blade. “It’s such a taboo in Israel and in Judaism,” said Gali, nursing her six-week-old son, about the decision not to have him circumcised. “It’s like coming out of the closet,” she said, asking to be identified by her first name only because she had not told her relatives yet. Nearly all baby boys in Israel are circumcised. …
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