Yes, our society with all its differences depends on a high degree of tolerance by its members. In a strictly philosophical sense tolerance means: I accept something that I, from my own point of view, for good reason consider wrong. This means also that people who consider the ritual of circumcision wrong or antiquated have to ask themselves whether their reasons are so serious that they cannot accept other people adhering to this custom. Nobody is demanding that anybody who does not think circumcision is good has to change their opinion. "This only concerns the question of tolerance", says Professor Dr Michael Bongardt, theologian, philosopher and head of the Institute for Comparative Ethics. One should not forget that in history the fight against circumcision was a way of repressing Jews and Jewish customs since banning circumcision is an attack on a fundamental commandment of Judaism and it puts Judaism at risk and challenges it.
Why do Jews circumcise their children? (pdf file)