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German hospital’s circumcision shame

To the Editor:

Under the circumstances of the Cologne ruling on circumcision, I could understand general hospitals not allowing religious circumcisions. But a so-called Jewish hospital going along with that — in of all places Berlin, Germany — I find alarming, disturbing and highly disappointing.

What’s so Jewish about this Jewish hospital, and from whom and where do its finances come? Are the directors of the Berlin Jewish Hospital Jewish? Do they care about Jewishness? Are they without backbone to go along with this anti-Semitic ruling? This is a shande.

Murray Aronson
West Hollywood, Calif.

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