Jewish Mom Makes Intactivist Case in Israel


“Help! I’m asking for the help of the public! I am a mother to a baby.

The Rabbinical Court is forcing me to cut my year old son against my

will (circumcise him) while subjecting me to heavy financial

sanctions daily!

After my exposure to the information regarding circumcision, I refuse

to mutilate my baby. I don’t have the right and I do not agree! He was

born whole and he will stay whole! His integrity is his full right! The

Religious Court has no right to do that! No one in the whole world is

authorized to force me to mutilate my son, to cut his penis!

What kind of a state is this?! What is this? Where do we live? Could

the Religious Court force upon me anything during the divorce? In

particular, religious oppression, unnecessary cutting of the penis of a

helpless baby? A non-reversible surgical operation! A foreskin does

not renew itself!

The baby can not express his own will. The right to decide is his

alone. It is his body! The right, is not mine, nor anyone else’s in the

entire world, but his own only!

I am pleading for help! I love my son very much! I do not want to hurt

him! Please pass this message on to anyone possible so it won’t be a

precedent for future divorce cases in the Rabbinical Court which

authorizes itself to force religious oppression upon a nonreligious

divorcing person! Why does the religious court take advantage of its

monopoly on marriage?! It’s a degrading abuse of power, used for

religious oppression! Religion has to be voluntary from the heart, not

by force and financial penalties!

Where do we live? Where is the supervision? Where is the

government?! I am crying for help! Unfortunately, here, in the state of


– Elinor


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