Court fines mother for not hav­ing son cir­cum­cised

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JERUSALEM | A rab­binic court has fined a woman hun­dreds of dol­lars for re­fus­ing to cir­cum­cise her baby son, of­fi­cials said Thurs­day, in a land­mark case that has sparked a new uproar over the role of re­li­gion in the Jewish state.

The case shines a spot­light on a de­bate over re­li­gious co­er­cion in Is­rael, where gen­er­a­tions of lead­ers have strug­gled to find a bal­ance be­tween

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