Its inscription was finished at the home of the U.S. ambassador to Iceland, Jeffrey Ross Gunter, who is Jewish.
In the eyes of Iceland’s government, Jews are for all intents and purposes nonexistent.
The Catholic Church in Iceland has been an ardent defender of the religious right for Jews to circumcise their children.
A bearded man wearing a black hat dips eating utensils into the icy water while hissing from pain induced by the bitter cold.
“I didn’t think it was necessary to consult,” said Silja Dögg Gunnarsdóttir of the Progressive Party. “I don’t see it as a religious matter.”
“Essentially it’s about animal rights and children’s autonomy that are perceived as more important than religious freedom.”
Iceland has never had a permanent rabbi in its 1,000-year history. Because of how north it is, Shabbat can start as early as 3:15 or as late as 11:30.
The measure compares male circumcision to female genital mutilation and calls it a violation of human rights.
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