Since learning of the intention to charge Rabbi David Goldberg from Hof Saale in Bavaria due to circumcisions he performs across Germany the Rabbinical Centre of Europe has mobilized Europeans to support Rabbi Goldberg.
The RCE, an organization representing over 700 Orthodox rabbis from across the continent, said that the number of responses from business executives, Jewish and non-Jewish, who said they will assist in the funding of all necessary legal costs has been overwhelming.
Rabbi Aryeh Goldberg, Deputy Director of the RCE, explained that "the Jews in Europe feel that this is an struggle against Judaism, on the one hand it makes them angry, and on the other it creates a great deal of sympathy and solidarity in the non-Jewish population." Goldberg added that "This morning we spoke with David and we understood from him that he has yet to receive any notice from the court, and learned about the claim only from media reports and inquiries. Once receives notice from the court we will ensure that he receives the highest levels of legal representation thanks to several European businessmen who announced that they will donate any funds necessary."