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Circumcision Not Recommended

There is no religious reason for you to circumcise since you have chosen to not practice Judaism. Secular Jews circumcise at about the same rate as their non-Jewish neighbors.1 Talk with a rabbi if you are confused or conflicted about ritual circumcision. If you wish to celebrate the birth of your son, consider brit shalom or brit ben.

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