Conference of European Rabbis

After 10 Years, Largest Eruv In U.K. Going Operational

01/08/2014
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The United Kingdom’s largest eruv will be usable for the first time this Sabbath.

Rabbis Urge German Jews To Resist Circumcision Ruling

07/12/2012

 

Europe's main Orthodox rabbinical body is urging Jews in Germany to uphold the commandment to circumcise newborn sons, despite a court ruling in Germany that said circumcising young boys could be considered a criminal act.

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the Conference of European Rabbis, said his organization is ready to back Jews in challenging the May ruling by a Cologne district court, which Jewish groups see as symptomatic of a trend across Europe against some Jewish rituals. The group held an emergency meeting this week in Berlin.

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