Posted by: becketfund | February 25, 2010

Finland: Court Fines Couple for Circumcision of Son Without Anesthetics

HELSINKI – The Helsinki District Court find Moshe and Miriam Levi, members of the Helsinki Community Synagogue, 1,500 Euros on charges of conspiracy to commit bodily harm for having their son circumcised without the use of an anesthetic, the Jewish Chronicle reported on February 25.  The prosecution had originally attempted to try the couple for having a rabbi, as opposed to a doctor, circumcise their son.  The Levi’s son had to be rushed to emergence care a day after his circumcision due to excessive bleeding.

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