A Different Take on Brit Milah During Coronavirus


Forgive me, but I am getting more than a little tired of reading the myriad “heartwarming” stories about how brit milah is carrying on despite the Covid-19 pandemic. About how loved ones far and wide now watch the cutting take place on Zoom, and how mohels are donning surgical masks. 

To counter these trite pieces and offer an entirely different view, check out my opinion piece in The Forward where I argue that the current health crisis should inspire thoughtful Jews to rethink this hurtful tradition altogether. 

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