2017-03-23 13:14:00

Rabbi Lazar urges to legalize circumcision in Russia

Moscow, March 23, Interfax - Chief rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar speaks for legalizing the procedure of circumcision in the country.

"I believe it is extremely important to consolidate efforts on legalizing this procedure. Any bans in this field will lead to appearance of underground doctors that will not bear any responsibility for their actions," Lazar said at his meeting with the head of the State Duma Committee on developing civil society, questions of public and religious associations Sergey Gavrilov in the Jewish Museum and Center of Tolerance in Moscow.

According to the rabbi, if there is a clear and comprehensive mechanism of control in this sphere from the side of religious organizations and authorities, "it will settle many questions."

Lazar reported that the Jewish community had worked out a draft document on legalizing circumcision.