Friday, April 12, 2013

Circumcision, isn't it required for Jews? Are you guys antisemites?

Intactivists are often accused of antisemitism because circumcision (bris milah) is a Jewish ritual. Well, we've said it before, most of the American circumcisions are not religious at all, not even many Jewish circumcisions that are performed at the hospital by a doctor and not by a mohel.

In a recent discussion someone interjected: "are there any Jewish people involved in this discussion?". While there were none at the time, I wanted to put the answer in terms of Jewish people involved in the discussion of circumcision as a whole. So I provided this list:

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