Why Do Jews Circumcise Their Sons?

Elon Gilad
Elon Gilad
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Elon Gilad
Elon Gilad

The traditional answer to why Jews circumcise their sons is that the ceremony marks the covenant between God and Abraham.  But the story of the covenant seems to be a later artifact, and the real roots of the practice lie in the shadows of prehistory.

Let us first see what light the Bible can shed on the practice.

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