Tag archive for ‘Circumcision’
Sami Michael On Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Where Has the Land of Hope Gone?

  Professior Yeshayahu Leibovitz once told me how he had encountered the writer Shai Agnon, who asked him: Why has the strength of the Torah grown weak? Leibovitz answered in the same spirit: More...

Rebecca Wald On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

New Documentary “American Circumcision” Will Address Current Controversies

Director Brendon Marotta hanging out with an interview subject’s kids at Genital Integrity Awareness Week in Washington, DC. American circumcision. It’s one of the most controversial and widely discussed More...

Jewish Business News On Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

A New Guide to Intact Jewish Welcoming: Book Review

Review of Celebrating Brit Shalom by Lisa Braver Moss and Rebecca Wald Rebecca Wald and Lisa Braver Moss have followed a time-honored tradition in Judaism, one followed by Rabbis, scholars,  and the More...

Jewish Business News On Friday, April 15th, 2016

Study: Circumcision Does Not Reduce Penis Sensitivity

  Penises of men who were circumcised as newborns are no less sensitive than intact (uncircumcised) penises, new research conducted at Queen’s University has found. About a quarter of all men worldwide More...

Jewish Business News On Thursday, April 14th, 2016

More Than 130 Rabbis Offer ‘Brit Shalom’ for Intact Jewish Sons

Rabbi David Mivasair is one of the Rabbis from Canada on the Brit Shalom celebrants list If you need more evidence that a new generation of young American Jewish parents are bypassing circumcision and keeping More...

Jewish Business News On Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Rabbis, Cantors, and Other Jewish Leaders Perform New Type of Welcoming Rituals

Peaceful Covenant Rituals Proposed Instead Many Rabbis are welcoming intact males into the Jewish community, and a growing number of Rabbis feel that surgical circumcision is no longer appropriate in the More...

Jewish Business News On Friday, February 19th, 2016

Questioning Circumcision Is Common Among Young Jews in America

Young Jewish parents in the USA are bucking historical trends on this questionable surgery. Articles about or mentioning Jewish opposition to circumcision have appeared recently in a variety of Jewish papers, More...

Jewish Business News On Friday, February 12th, 2016

Following Our Hearts: A Father’s Brit Shalom Journey

Rabbi David Mivasair blesses a Jewish boy as part of his Brit Shalom, on his 8th day after his birth. Instead of a circumcision, his family choose a Brit Shalom, a symbolic Jewish covenant naming and welcoming. Following More...

Jewish Business News On Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Intactivist Jews Increasingly Vocal in Israel  

Intactivism—the movement to question circumcision—continues to win social acceptance worldwide, including in the Jewish state of Israel. Jews in the holy land are increasingly open to questioning circumcision. More...

Jewish Business News On Monday, February 1st, 2016

Q. What Is a Brit Shalom? A Covenant Without Cutting

At this Bris Shalom, the parents washed their son’s feet (Brit Rechitzah) as a symbolic sign of Jewish covenant and welcoming, rather than circumcising him. Other aspects of the service involved honoring More...

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