Circumcision was frequently prohibited by enemies of the Jews such as the Ptolemys and Antiochus IV Epiphanes (2nd century B.C.) It was again banned by Hadrian. Their edicts specify that Jews and their customs are odious to humanity and must be forbidden. Now comes this German judge prohibiting our tribal custom NOT because he too hates Jews, but because he LOVES us and wants us to avoid harming our little babies. Out of pure humanity.