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Tazria and Lekh-Lekha: On the Eighth Day

The ancient Israelites did not invent circumcision.  It was practiced in Egypt even before 2400 B.C.E..  Biblical references indicate that although some tribes living in the ancient Near East did not practice circumcision, the Midianites, Moabites, Ammonites, and Edomites did. 1,235 more words

Torah Portion

Circumcision. I did not consent and I'm speaking out.

I always here the argument: “I never hear guys complain about being circumcised.” Well, I’m here to tell you that you can no longer use this argument. 612 more words

Gentle Parenting

FGM is nothing like Circumcision!

Can we please insist that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is never referred to as “circumcision”. If males were circumcised in the same way, it would mean the entire penis would be cut – or scraped – off, not just the foreskin. 127 more words


Baby Watch: Day 3

How many hours of sleep did I let my parents get last night?  This many:

Four hours sleep!  We are stoked!  And, things have been a whirlwind for the last 24 hours, basically since they told us we can go home a day early.  472 more words


1   What, then, shall we be declaring Abraham, our forefather according to flesh, to have found?   2   For if Abraham was justified out of works, he is having a boast, but not toward God.   540 more words


New Data Shows Female Circumcision Remains a Growing Problem in the U.S.

Aissata Camara was 11-years-old living in Guinea when she was forced down, her legs spread open and cut.

“I don’t think I felt ever that type of a fear,” … 734 more words