JERUSALEM (Jul. 16)
In view of the wave of immigration from Communist countries where it was not always possible to circumcise children at birth, the Ministry of Religious Affairs has offered treatment and hospital facilities to those who now wish to have the operation performed.
The Ministry this week circularized kibbutzim, immigrant reception centers and new development villages to this effect and stated that beds in government, public and private hospitals throughout the country have been reserved for this purpose. At the same time, the Ministry reported a large increase in requests for circumcisions for recent arrivals.