Ms Sucharov does not go far enough - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • cosmopolite
    • 03.06.13 | 15:32 (IDT)

    The controversy is not about circumcision per se, but about circumcision performed on the 8th day, without anesthesia, and on an uncomprehending infant. The controversy is about the right of parents to impose religious membership on their children. The vast majority of circumcisions performed around the world are not Jewish at all. The obsession with making the tip of the penis bald 24.7 is a pervasive human problem, one that is gradually being more and more deplored around the world. Brit milah clashes with the growing demand for gender equality in Judaism, and with the rich heritage of Jewish sexual sophistication. Genesis 17 is not an adequate counter to these facts.

    from the article: Jewish answers to circumcision debate must be more than 'it’s our religion'
    First published 21:05 30.05.13 | Last updated 21:05 30.05.13
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