Californians Against Circumcision

Jews planning to have baby boys in San Francisco and Santa Monica, California may soon have to make a trip to relatives for the bris.  An article in this past Sunday’s NYTimes reports on ballot initiatives that could lead to bans on the ancient ritual as soon as November 2012.   While backers of the ban say they are trying to protect children from unnecessary medical procedures, is it anti-Semitic/Islamic to exclude an exemption for religious practice in such legislation?

Article: “Efforts to Ban Circumcision Gain Traction in California” (NYTimes, Sunday, June 5, 2011)

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One Response to “Californians Against Circumcision”

  1. A Jewish Male Opposing Circumcision Says:

    ……. There is a movement of Jews who are questioning circumcision, and working to end this abuse of children. The movement ranges from the Orthodox to the secular, and includes mothers, fathers, scholars, historians, medical professionals, activists, and intellectuals.

    Jewish Groups for Genital Integrity

    * Brit Shalom Celebrants by Mark D. Reiss, M.D. http://www.circumstitions.com/Jewish-shalom.html

    * Questioning Circumcision: A Jewish Perspective by Ron Goldman, Ph.D. http://www.jewishcircumcision.org

    * The Current Judaic Movement to End Circumcision: Part 1
    http://intactnews.org/node/105/1311886372/jewish-voices-current-judaic-movement-end-circumcision-part-1

    Circumcision: A Jewish Feminist Perspective by Miriam Pollack
    http://www.noharmm.org/pollack.htm

    Jewish Intactivist Miriam Pollack has some great commentary on Foreskin Man in this recent interview.
    http://www.beyondthebris.com/2011/07/defying-convention-interview-with_27.html

    Jews Speak Out in Favor of Banning Circumcision on Minors
    http://intactnews.org/node/103/1311885181/jews-speak-out-favor-banning-circumcision-minors ………………….

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