Hello fellow Jews.....I am having another debate in the main room over circumcision.......As a circumcised Jewish male, I have no memory of the procedure and have had no problems with it as an adult......Many in the main room say it is torture and needs to be banned........I retaliate by saying it has been done to Jewish male babies for thousands of years without a problem.......Then a video was shown about some Jewish Secular Humanists who refuse to have it performed on their sons.....My question to you all is am I being stubborn here or is there a movement in the Jewish community to stop this very old tradition.....Should we as Jews give in to this new trend or stand with our tradition? I am would appreciate your comments..............
If a baby is born with a 6th finger on each hand, which does not interfere with the function of the other fingers on the hand, should it be removed? The finger is unsightly but not crippling. Where's the line?
There is a movement for everything if you search enough amongst us Jews. That said, the tradition of circumcision is apparently -god forbid- tattooed on the Jewish psyche.
It is so basic as to be instinctive; Jewish men circumcise their sons whether or not the mothers are Jewish. It is tribalism in our own day and age. I believe the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions were among the few institutions to successfully eradicate the practice amongst the baptized Jews and their descendants. The Syrian Greeks tried but never did succeed in doing so.
I stand against circumcision. But Jews and Muslims will circumcise their sons in spite of laws against this.