Re: Circumcision

Martin Levy (
Wed, 18 Jun 1997 14:19:52 +0000

Sholom B. wrote:
>As a soon-to-be father (BE'H), I thought I'd go on the internet to browse
>'circumcision' sites, hoping for an idea for a d'var torah( lesson from the
>Torah). Instead of Torah, I found a plethora of sites deeply, morally,
>bitterly against circumcision, many sites equating the male bris with
>'female circumcision', denouncing the practice as cruel, against everything
>humane and decent. Assuming that the world wide web is a reflection of the
>ebb and tide of society at large, what does one answer these people, who
>wish to destroy this covenant with HaKodosh Boruch Hu ( G-d ) by labeling
>it as a cruel mutilation forced on innocent children by heartless parents
>and care givers?

One to note is that (according to someone at my shul who is a doctor
in this field) 99% of babies born have circumsion. Jews just wait 8

Martin Levy