I am truly sorry. I didn't mean to be pointing at anyone. I am honestly NOT, in any way, criticising ANYONE'S decision to circumcise for religious, or any other, reason.
There is a growing trend in the Jewish community to question circumcision.
These quotes, as listed from the following site, are their religious reasonings to not circumcise :http://www.circumcision.org/question.htm
"A male child born of a Jewish mother is a Jew, whether he is circumcised or not.
Jewish circumcision has never had anything to do with health concerns.
Circumcision conflicts with significant Jewish laws and values.
An Israeli organization publicly opposes circumcision. "
These are not my ideas. Please, please don't flame me.
The people do consider themselves an integral part of the Jewish community.
When using a clamping device radical foreskin removal is performed, and significant changes occur in the male.
According to the following article:http://mothering.com/10-0-0/html/10-...cision85.shtml
"When the circumcised penis becomes erect, the immobilized remaining skin is stretched, sometimes so tightly that not enough skin is left to cover the erect shaft. Hair-bearing skin from the groin and scrotum is often pulled onto the shaft, where hair is not normally found."
(Hair is not normally found there.)
"Circumcision alters the appearance of the penis drastically. It permanently externalizes the glans, normally an internal organ. Circumcision leaves a large circumferential surgical scar on the penile shaft. Because circumcision usually necessitates tearing the foreskin from the glans, pieces of the glans may be torn off, too, leaving it pitted and scarred. Shreds of foreskin may adhere to the raw glans, forming tags and bridges of dangling, displaced skin.32"
(Leaves a large scar, and with the tearing of the foreskin from the glans, skin tags and bridges of dangling, displaced skin can form, as well as leaving the glans pitted and scarred.)
"the circumcised penis may be permanently twisted, or curve or bow during erection.33 The contraction of the scar tissue may pull the shaft into the abdomen, in effect shortening the penis or burying it completely.34"
(Permanent twisting or bowing can occur as well as shortening of the length.)
In all sincerity, ingesting food is temporary. Circumcision is not.