In Europe, ritual circumcision may be in danger of becoming illegal in the near future. Last week in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe a ruling pertaining to the banning of ritual circumcision was proposed. Jews of Europe are concerned that the proposal of this bill echoes a continent-wide sentiment that they are not welcome on the European continent.
In recent years there have been various attempts to pass laws banning ritual slaughter of animals in various European nations which not only affects Jews, but Muslims as well, whose diet is dictated by the laws of Halal which require ritual slaughter of animals. With the proposal of this recent law however, which directly affects the religious life cycle of Jews, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe seems to want to make it more and more difficult for Jews to live in Europe.
Many Jews are concerned that the life they have known in Europe may not be possible for much longer. For more information visit the Jerusalem Post.