November 2, 2012
Warsaw Hilton to Allow Circumcision Ceremony
The Hilton hotel in Warsaw, Poland, has retracted its refusal to allow a Jewish family to hold a circumcision ceremony and party in the hotel this coming Sunday.
According to a Kol Yisrael radio report on Thursday, the hotel had initially informed the family of the Chabad emissary to Poland that it will not allow the ceremony because a circumcision does not seem hygienic and does not meet the standards of the hotel.
Chabad members were angered by the refusal because such a celebration is rare among the local Jewish community. Hotel management eventually changed its mind and announced that it would allow the ceremony.