Intermational Bris Association

Metzitzah Arguments Seen Taking Shape

Bris rite case could hinge on mohel’s First Amendment rights and procedure’s degree of risk.

09/27/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Seventy years ago, an ordained Jehovah’s Witness minister named Sarah Prince sent a 9-year-old girl in her care to preach and distribute literature in exchange for donations on the downtown streets of Brockton, Mass. For her actions, Prince was convicted of violating Massachusetts’ child labor laws.

Debate over bris procedure puts two constitutional guarantees on collision course. Wikipedia Commons
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