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In Israel, some rebel against circumcision

A Jewish man holds his baby son before his circumcision in Jerusalem in this September 24, 2012 file photograph. Circumcision is one of Judaism's most important laws and for generations of faithful it has symbolised a Biblical covenant with God. But in Israel, more and more Jewish parents are saying no to the blade. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files

A Jewish man holds his baby son before his circumcision in Jerusalem in this September 24, 2012 file photograph. Circumcision is one of Judaism's most important laws and for generations of faithful it has symbolised a Biblical covenant with God. But...more

A Jewish man holds his baby son before his circumcision in Jerusalem in this September 24, 2012 file photograph. Circumcision is one of Judaism's most important laws and for generations of faithful it has symbolised a Biblical covenant with God. But in Israel, more and more Jewish parents are saying no to the blade. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files
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Rabbi Chaim Moshe Weisberg, a mohel or a Jewish ritual circumciser, holds a baby after circumcising him in Jerusalem in this September 24, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files

Rabbi Chaim Moshe Weisberg, a mohel or a Jewish ritual circumciser, holds a baby after circumcising him in Jerusalem in this September 24, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files

Rabbi Chaim Moshe Weisberg, a mohel or a Jewish ritual circumciser, holds a baby after circumcising him in Jerusalem in this September 24, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files
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A Jewish woman holds her baby son before his circumcision in Jerusalem September 24, 2012 in this file photograph. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

A Jewish woman holds her baby son before his circumcision in Jerusalem September 24, 2012 in this file photograph. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

A Jewish woman holds her baby son before his circumcision in Jerusalem September 24, 2012 in this file photograph. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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Rabbi Chaim Moshe Weisberg, a mohel or a Jewish ritual circumciser, hands a baby to his father after circumcising him in Jerusalem in this September 24, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files

Rabbi Chaim Moshe Weisberg, a mohel or a Jewish ritual circumciser, hands a baby to his father after circumcising him in Jerusalem in this September 24, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files

Rabbi Chaim Moshe Weisberg, a mohel or a Jewish ritual circumciser, hands a baby to his father after circumcising him in Jerusalem in this September 24, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files
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A print out of a blessing is placed on a sleeping baby before his circumcision in Jerusalem in this September 24, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files

A print out of a blessing is placed on a sleeping baby before his circumcision in Jerusalem in this September 24, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files

A print out of a blessing is placed on a sleeping baby before his circumcision in Jerusalem in this September 24, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files
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Rabbi Chaim Moshe Weisberg, a mohel or a Jewish ritual circumciser, prepares his equipment before performing a circumcision in Neve Ilan near Jerusalem in this September 24, 2012file photograph. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files

Rabbi Chaim Moshe Weisberg, a mohel or a Jewish ritual circumciser, prepares his equipment before performing a circumcision in Neve Ilan near Jerusalem in this September 24, 2012file photograph. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files

Rabbi Chaim Moshe Weisberg, a mohel or a Jewish ritual circumciser, prepares his equipment before performing a circumcision in Neve Ilan near Jerusalem in this September 24, 2012file photograph. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files
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A baby sucks on a piece of bandage dipped in wine after his circumcision in Jerusalem in this September 24, 2012 file photograph. Circumcision is one of Judaism's most important laws and for generations of faithful it has symbolised a Biblical covenant with God. But in Israel, more and more Jewish parents are saying no to the blade. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files

A baby sucks on a piece of bandage dipped in wine after his circumcision in Jerusalem in this September 24, 2012 file photograph. Circumcision is one of Judaism's most important laws and for generations of faithful it has symbolised a Biblical...more

A baby sucks on a piece of bandage dipped in wine after his circumcision in Jerusalem in this September 24, 2012 file photograph. Circumcision is one of Judaism's most important laws and for generations of faithful it has symbolised a Biblical covenant with God. But in Israel, more and more Jewish parents are saying no to the blade. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Files
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