Our thanks to Ray for this on the Family Law Week website. This makes my blood boil. An extract:
Speaking at the Supreme Court, Lady Hale said that the Board of Deputies “should be congratulated” for producing a document which is “for all those legal professionals seeking to understand the Jewish community”.
In her speech, Lady Hale also praised her counterparts at the Israeli Supreme Court which, she said “deserves our support whenever we can give it to them”.
Hale is by some distance the least capable and experienced of the Supreme Court judges. She was appointed President because vagina, and cannot be unaware that there are no exemptions to the law permitted on religious or cultural grounds. Here we have the Supreme Court President promoting the criminal offence of MGM.
The booklet is here. Our thanks to Ray for providing these extracts:
BIRTH – BOYS
Boys are circumcised (brit milah) at eight days old or as soon as possible thereafter
if there are medical reasons for delay. The circumcision is carried out by a mohel
(plural mohelim) who is registered to carry out this procedure by the Initiation
Society or the Association of Reform and Liberal Mohelim. Some mohelim are also
registered medical practitioners. Boys are named at this procedure. Frequently, a
boy’s name is not announced until the circumcision.
If the firstborn child in a family is a boy he is formally ‘redeemed’ by his father at
31 days at a ceremony known as a pidyon haben. In certain communities, on a
boy’s third birthday he will have his first haircut, known as an upschernish or
upscherin. This rite of passage begins his religious education.
BIRTH – GIRLS
Girls are usually named in the synagogue, often on the Sabbath following the
Any form of female genital mutilation is strictly prohibited. [J4MB emphasis]