Denmark’s Jews Questioning Their Future in the Country Following Proposed Ban on Circumcision

Source: Haaretz

In 2015, a jihadist killed a Jewish guard outside this capital city’s main synagogue, where Hannah Bentow was having her bat mitzvah party.

Her sense of security as a Jew in Denmark was shattered, she told JTA last week. Bentow and dozens of teenagers stayed inside for hours as police pursued and later killed the man who gunned down the volunteer guard, Dan Uzan.

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But Bentow said her decision to leave for Israel as soon as she finishes high school was sealed and reaffirmed by the precedent-setting steps undertaken this year in this Scandinavian country toward banning nonmedical circumcision of boys. The Danish parliament is set to become the first in the European Union to vote on a nonbinding motion calling to prohibit the practice.

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1 reply

  1. Like the Irish used to have to travel to UK for an abortion now it may be the Jews and Muslims who have to travel from Denmark to Sweden for a circumcision …

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