Europe has for more than 2000 years tried to ghettoize, deport or kill its Jewish populations. Sadly, even after the Holocaust which culminated in over 6 million Jews being slaughtered, we still see signs of outright Jew hating demonstrated by the governments of this continent. Their display of shameless contempt for the Jewish State includes support for the BDS movement and voting as a strong “Hate Israel” bloc in the United Nations.
Now, Denmark, with a miniscule Jewish population of about 6,400 or .11% of the total population of nearly 6 million, is thinking of another method of destroying this tiny group that contributes so much to that nation’s economy. We’re in the 21st Century of course, so they are considering utilizing a modern form of extermination by attacking the Jewish law of circumcision by outlawing it. How can a young Jewish couple, dreaming of starting a family remain in in a country that bans one of the basic rules and traditions of Jewish law? The rite of circumcision (brit milah) is one of the most ancient practices of Judaism. The commandment to circumcise male children was given to Abraham in the Torah (Genesis 17:714 and repeated in Leviticus 12:3): “And G-d said unto Abraham: ‘And as for thee, thou shalt keep My covenant, thou and thy seed after thee throughout their generations. This is My covenant…every male among you shall be circumcised…and it shall be a token of a covenant betwixt Me and you. And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every male throughout your generations….’ “
It’s sad that this idea of basically eliminating its Jewish community seems to originate in of all countries, Denmark. During Nazi Germany’s occupation of that land, Hitler ordered Danish Jews to be arrested and deported. However, the Danish Resistance Movement, at great personal risk to themselves, with the assistance of many ordinary Danish citizens, managed to evacuate 7,220 of Denmark’s 7,800 Jews, plus 686 non-Jewish spouses, by sea to nearby neutral Sweden. This rescue allowed the vast majority of Danish Jews to avoid capture by the Nazis and is considered to be one of the largest actions of collective resistance in any country occupied by Nazi Germany. But that was then.
We, therefore, find it chilling that such a modern nation as Denmark must now stoop to a new low in attempting to attack its loyal, patriotic Jewish citizens by criminalizing one of its basic rituals. Let’s see if some saychil (intelligence) is still practiced by its politicians whereby they never bring this legislation to its ruling body. We hope so.
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