Circumcision and Change

Francis Kissling
Francis Kissling has written an excellent piece, “Circumcision and Change,” in her blog “On Faith,” that is part The Washington Post online. She states in part: “It may be time for Jews to look more closely at circumcision in the context of their own modern view of sexuality, gender and reproduction. Just as we now have Bat Mitzvahs as well as Bar Mitzvahs could not the entire ritual of circumcision be transformed to honor both boys and girls, to eliminate pain and move from the pelvic zone into a more spiritual and holistic understanding of our sexuality?” I do disagree with Kissling's assessment of the medical benefits of circumcision. Kissling is a catholic feminist and visiting scholar at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. To read the full text of her post click here.  

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