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#31 of 33 Old 09-30-2004, 07:34 PM
 
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I'll be brief, since I'm both off-topic and out of the no religious discussion bounds.

I'm a Jew, married to a Jew, and we didn't circumcise our son. We have since met others in the same position, which is very heartening. There are support groups, both online and IRL for Jews who choose to leave their sons intact. Until I met the full hostility of my former Jewish community, my family's rage, and the hatred of perfect strangers I didn't understand why support groups were necessary.

There is a ceremony to replace the bris, basically a covenant of peace ceremony, instead of a covenant of cutting. It is a beautiful ceremony designed to name the child and introduce him into the Jewish community without harming his genitals. We chose not to do it, because our families were upset as it was, we didn't want to 'rub their faces in it' which is how the invitations were understood by them.

Feel free to PM or email me with questions, I love to talk about it!

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I'll be brief, since I'm both off-topic and out of the no religious discussion bounds.
You are off-topic, but now that the thread has been moved to Religious Studies, you are in the right place for religious aspects of circing!
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Andie - thank you for sharing that!
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