Humanistic Judaism and the circumcision debate

The recent German Court case which initially ruled against circumcision has created a good deal of debate.

Whilst humanistic jews do not advocate the banning of the practice (if carried out under full medical supervision) they are in favour of baby naming ceremonies to celebrate the birth of a boy or girl, irrespective of whether a circumcision is carried out on the baby boy.

A detailed, although not independent, analysis of the debate from a humanistic jewish perspective is set out in this article published on the Intact website, with further reading resources therein.


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1 Response to Humanistic Judaism and the circumcision debate

  1. I discovered Humanistic Judaism just days ago and it feels like home! I’m so proud of being Jewish, but am also – with much thought & reading – an Atheist… so the Jewish religious groups while interesting & welcoming haven’t been quite the right place for me. I’m thrilled there’s groups in the UK and am looking into setting-up one in my area. Big thanks to everyone involved here.

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