Browse By:


Monday October 22, 2018 Login |Register


A Project of

sponsored by

The Future of Foreskins

Bookmark and Share Report Misuse or Glitches

Publication Date: January 2002

Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

Author(s): Daniel S. Brenner

Series: Jewish Public Forum Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Cultural heritage and preservation)
Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Marriage and family life)

Keywords: Culture; Psychology; Ritual; Family

Type: Other

Abstract:

The author discusses the cultural and medical trend against circumcision and speculates about its future in the Jewish community, defending it as an act of violence that creates a covenant between father and son and acts as a marker of Jewishness. He wonders whether and how it could be effectively replaced in a way that respects both Jewish law and circumcision's cultural, religious, and psychological significance.