TITLE

Circumcision battle shaping up

AUTHOR(S)
Fishkoff, Sue
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Washington Jewish Week;6/2/2011, Vol. 47 Issue 22, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the opposition of the Jewish community and their allies over a bill which would outlaw circumcision on boys under the age of 18 in San Francisco (SF), California. The SF Jewish Community Relations Council has formed a coalition which includes Muslim and Christian leaders to prevent the vote on the bill in November 2011. Opponents of the bill, including Orthodox Union's director Nathan Diament, believe that the bill is a form of violation of the Constitution's First Amendment protection of the free exercise of religion.
ACCESSION #
64144768

 

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