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An Uneasy Encounter: Male Circumcision, Jewish Difference, and German Law

Riedel, Mareike


The religious tradition of male circumcision has come increasingly under attack across a number of European states. While critics of the practice argue that the problem is about children's rights and the proper relationship between secular and religious traditions, Jews tend to see these attacks within the longer history of attempts to assimilate and remake them according to the norms of the majority. Using the 2012 German legal controversy concerning the issue as my vantage point, I...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Studies in Law Politics and Society
DOI: 10.1108/S1059-433720190000079005


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