Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Brit Milah for a Neonazi


This slightly extraordinary event was reported on a haredi Website: Alex, a former Russian Neonazi whose family had made Aliyah to Israel, found his way back to Judaism. Alex from Petach Tikwah (near Tel Aviv) is still in jail but decided to have a circumcision (Brit Milah). The procedure took place in a hostpital under the supervision of Israel's Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Jonah Metzger.

A year and a half ago, the police arrested a teenage Neonazi gang. The parents and grandparents of the gang members were mostly not halachically Jewish but had succeeded in making Aliyah to Israel.

A video report about Alex's Brit Milah including his Neonazi past:


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