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My name is Amanda and I am a working mom of 2 boys. I’m sharing my story of birth and motherhood for anyone who is interested. 14 more words


City Takes New Tack Regulating Ultra-Orthodox Circumcision

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Ultra-orthodox Jews in Brooklyn (diluvi/Flickr)

New York City says it has reached an agreement with members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community over a tradition known as oral suction circumcision. 188 more words


De Blasio Sticks Up for Controversial Circumcision Deal

Mayor Bill de Blasio defended his administration’s new arrangement with the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community over the controversial practice of metzitzah b’peh, in which a rabbi sucks the blood from a fresh circumcision wound with his mouth—a rite believed to carry the risk of potentially deadly herpes symplex 1 virus infection. 534 more words

Bill De Blasio

Our birth plan.

This is the birth plan that was given to my midwife and hospital staff. With my midwife’s assistance we were able to achieve all of our goals. 396 more words


Old Testament Lectionary March 1st Lent 2 Genesis 17:1-7, 15-17

Regular thoughts on the oft-neglected Old Testament Lectionary passages.

As we move to the second Sunday of Lent we have for our OT reading the second of God’s covenants, this time with Abraham. 624 more words

OT Lectionary

Chapter 20: Thou Shalt Taste the Iron

In western countries, I’m told it is compulsory for people to get their male children circumcised at birth (please correct me if I’m wrong). However, that’s not the case in India, where it’s an optional thing. 499 more words