Circumcision Recommended

Circumcision is a strong part of the Orthodox and Conservative Jewish religion, and to a lesser extent with Reform and secular Judaism. Circumcision is sometimes a requirement for converting to Judaism, depending on the particular branch and local customs.1   But not all Jews, including some rabbis, circumcise their sons, with many believing that circumcision is inconsistent with the Jewish ethical imperative not to harm another human being. Talk with a rabbi if you are confused or conflicted about ritual circumcision.

  1. Marked in Your Flesh, by Leonard B. Glick, Oxford, 2005
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