The vast majority of Israelis back circumcision, a poll found.
a survey Thursday showing that 97 percent of Israeli Jews have circumcised or
would circumcise their sons, with 78 percent citing religious over health or
social reasons. Sixty-nine percent said they would want the procedure performed
by a ritual mohel rather than a doctor.
The poll indicated that bris is the religious rite secular Jews are least likely to relinquish.
Also topping that list is the Passover seder, which a recent survey found at least 80 percent of Israelis would
celebrate. Circumcision also is
widespread among Israeli Arabs.
The Ynet poll had 550 respondents. The margin of error was not