French Dr. Jérôme Segal is assistance professor at the university Paris IV (Sorbonne), guest researcher at the SIRICE (Sorbonne-Identités, relations internationales et civilisations de l’Europe), historian and journalist in Vienna as well as member of the Israelitic Culture Community Vienna from 2011 to 2017.
At the Scientific Symposium on the day before the WWDOGA 2014, he gave a lecture on the topic of 'The circumcision of Jewish-humanistic perspective'. In the French magazine Raison Présente, Segal published the above lecture as an article.
Since May 2018, he is intaktiv ambassador. His statement:
|“||The foreskin amputation of a child is a mutilation, fortunately often without serious consequences, but unfortunately often enough with mental and/or physical consequences, so it should be disallowed. Body piercing and tattoos are allowed from 14, 16 or 18 years of age varying from country to country, why should one operate the genitals of a child of 8 days of 5-7 years? In principle, adults have to stay away from the genitals of children, even for religious reasons.|
– Jérôme Segal (intaktiv website)
- Official website. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
- WWDOGA 2014, speech Dr. Jérôme Segal
- "Don't welcome babies with the knife" - Jewish circumcision critics Jérôme Segal, 2014 (YT, in German language)
- "As a Jew, I say, circumcision is barbaric" - Jérôme Segal interviewed by Teresa Arrieta, 2012 (YT, in German language)