Thursday, May 2, 2013

Jewish Anti-Circumcision and Intactivist Ads in Israel


The following ads were produced by Israeli Intactivist Group Gonnen.org founder Eran Sadeh.

*Translation courtsey of Eli Ungar-Sargon.


Photo 1

Photo 1: "In the natural state, the corona within the foreskin is protected as an internal organ, moist like the eye. In infancy, the foreskin is connected to the organ and protects it. An organ without the foreskin is exposed to infection. THE MOHEL PARES AND REMOVES AROUND 1/3 OF THE SKIN OF THE PENIS!" [Under the picture of the baby] "A majority of the circumcised require corrective surgery to widen the urethral opening under full anesthetic."


"RECOVERY FROM THE CIRCUMCISION WOUND IS SIMILAR IN SEVERITY AND RISKS TO RECOVERY FROM A THRID DEGREE BURN (ORGAN WITHOUT SKIN)."

"Following the removal of the foreskin, the psychology of sexual relations is changed. Sexual intercourse with a foreskin is gentler, more sensitive, and more satisfying."

"For additional details, visit 'Gonen on the child' and in the forum 'Passing on Brit Milah' on Tapuz."


Photo 2

Photo: 2: "A word on Brit"[Double entendre in Hebrew]."

"THE FORESKIN IS IMPORTANT AND HAS MANY FUNCTIONS. There are risks and complications in the cutting of the foreskin. Some of the problems are only revealed in adolescence. Some people are not aware that they were damaged and think it's normal."

"CIRCUMCISION SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES THE SENSITIVITY OF THE PENIS. On normal skin the size of the foreskin there are 50 nerve endings. In the foreskin, there are 100 nerve endings."

"SOMEONE BORN TO A JEWISH MOTHER IS JEWISH WITH OR WITHOUT A FORESKIN."

"Removal of the foreskin is no guarantee for social acceptance."

Photo 3
Photo 3: "Circumcision=Abuse"

Photo 4
Photo 4: "I am against circumcision and any superfluous word"[double entendre in Hebrew]

Photo 5
Photo 5: "PENIS IS GOOD FOR THE JEWS! The association for the abolition of circumcision."

Photo 6
Photo 6: "JEWS DON'T CUT JEWS! The association for the abolition of circumcision."



JEWISH INTACTIVIST LINK LIST
Jewish Intactivist Resources and Groups
Questioning Circumcision: A Jewish Perspective By Ron Goldman, Ph.D.
Beyond the Bris by Rebecca Wald.
Jews Against Circumcision
Cut: A Movie by A Orthodox Intactivist

Israeli Intactivist Groups (Mostly in Hebrew)
Protect the Child
The Israeli Association Against Circumcision / Intact Son
Kahal (Israeli Group for Parents of Intact Sons)

Peaceful Covenant Texts for Jewish Parents. 
100+ Rabbis who lead covenant without cutting ceremonies
Song for an Intact Jewish Boy’s Welcoming Ceremony
Brit B'lee Milah Ceremony
A Brit Shalom Ceremony

Judaism, the Foreskin and Human Rights.Rabbis on a Covenant without Circumcision
Jewish Law, the Foreskin, and Human Rights | Part 1.
Jewish Law, the Foreskin, and Human Rights | Part 2.
Jewish Law, the Foreskin, and Human Rights | Part 3.

Jewish Parents' Experiences Keeping their Sons Intact.
Humanistic Judaism is Increasingly Intactivist
Dear Elijah: A Conservative Jewish Father's Letter to His Intact Son | Published on Peaceful Parenting.
Moshe Rothenberg: Ending Circumcision in the Jewish Community? | Envisioning an Intactivist Judaism..
Michael Kimmel: The Kindest Un-Cut: Feminism, Judaism, and My Son's Foreskin | Published in Tikkun. 
Sarah Rockwell: Lucking Into Bris Shalom | Published on Beyond the Bris.
Laura Shanley: A Jewish Woman Denounces Circumcision | A Jewish Childbirth Educator keeps her sons intact.
Stacey Greenberg: My Son: The Little Jew with a Foreskin | Published in Mothering Magazine.
Intact & Jewish | Published on the Natural Parents Network.
The Naming | Published on Very, Very Fine
Diane Targovnik: How "Cut" Saved My Son's Foreskin : A Movie Review | Published on Beyond the Bris.
Circumcision Questions (letter from an intact Jew). |  Published in the Northern California Jewish Bulletin.

Jewish Intactivism

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