The Oregon Supreme Court will test the bounds of religious rights for a custodial parent in November when it considers the right of a father to have his 12-year-old son circumcised over the mother’s objection.

The bitter custody battle between a Russian Orthodox mother and the father, who is a recent convert to Judaism, has grown into a dispute over the rights of the noncustodial mother to block the father’s plan to have his son circumcised.

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