Conference of European Rabbis

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

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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



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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