Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 6 months ago

are jewish males who aren't circumcised allowed to obtain israeli citizenship under the law of return?

also is it mandatory for male children to be circumcised in israel?

like if a couple wants to have a kid can they choose if they dont want that procedure on their infant son?

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  • 6 months ago
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    A person who was born Jewish (meaning that the person's mother was Jewish when the person was born) probably would be able to obtain citizenship.

    A male who had no Jewish parents or grandparents would not qualify, because a male cannot convert to Judaism without being circumcised.

    • Jenny
      Lv 6
      6 months agoReport

      Same is true of babies born Jewish. They're already Jewish and a baby can't convert.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Whether they can be Israeli citizens, or not has to do with their parentage.

  • Jeff D
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    It's not mandatory in Israel, regardless of your religion.

  • Jenny
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    Yes, you can go under right of return without being circumcised.

    No, circumcision is not mandatory for Jewish males in Israel. It actually went to the high court and Elinor Daniel won her case. The high court cited religous freedom and she was not required to circumcise her son.

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  • Bill
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    I don't know the answer to the first question, but it is against the law in Israel for parents to not circumcise their son. If parents don't have it done they risk imprisonment and their son or sons will have it forced on them by the state regardless of their age.

    • Bill
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      It's horrific that's legal in the first place.

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