Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Torah Against Genital Mutilation

"In the 613 mitzvos, we are commanded to:
(N 41) Not imprinting any marks on our bodies (Lev. 19:28)
(N 45) Not making cuttings in our flesh (Deut. 16:1)"

"It is a violation of Torah commandments to physically assault or harm another person (Exodus 21:18-27). Yet that is exactly what circumcision is! Thus, it is against the most fundamental concept of Jewish law."

Jews Against Genital Mutilation Sites:

Bris Shalom/brit shalom is the blessing without the cutting.

Jewish Genital Integrity/Human Rights Links:

My Son: The Little Jew with a Foreskin: 

Jewish Mother Against Circumcision: 

Jewish American Scholar Leonard Glick - Circumcision: 

Our Son's Bris Shalom: Welcoming Covenant: 

I'm a Physician, a Jew, a Father & Grandfather: My position on Circumcision:

Brit Shalom Celebrants: 

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Thanks to intactivist Greg GI for compiling this post!

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