Many Rabbis and Cantors are Leading New Covenant Rituals
At this Brit Shalom, the parents washed their son’s feet (Brit Rechitzah) as a symbolic sign of Jewish covenant and welcoming, rather than circumcising him. Other aspects of the service involved honoring of the parents and grandparents and giving the son his Hebrew name.
Event Date: May 12, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Toronto Circumcision Resources
Dr. Aaron Jesin, MD, who doubles as a mohel and a doctor, had admitted to performing the Jewish circumcision and penis blood-sucking ritual of metzizah b'peh on infants: www.cjnews.com/health/haredim-insist-oral-suction-necessary-brit-milah.
An intactivist in Toronto has filed a complaint against Dr. Jesin, but the Ethics Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario dismissed the complaint against him.
Kahal, a social group for Israeli parents with intact sons is active and counts thousands of Israeli Jews among it's members.
Today's debate in Strasbourg, France at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, included medical experts, religious leaders and genital integrity activists.
Dr. Ronald Goldman presented at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe's debate on circumcision
Jewish Psychologist and Author Ronald Goldman Criticizes the Practice
Dr. Ronald Goldman, founder of the Jewish Circumcision Research Center
Event Date: December 5, 2013 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Jewish activist in the NYC Pride parade, June 30, 2013 © NYC Intactivists
Rabbinical court fines Israeli mother US$140 a day until her son is circumcised
NYC Demonstration will coincide with a simultaneous demonstration in Tel Aviv
Shawn Stark tells the story of his son's Brit Shalom ceremony, a baby welcoming ceremony without circumcision.
Rabbi David Mivasair blesses a Jewish boy as part of his Brit Shalom, on his 8th day after his birth. Instead of a circumcision, his family choose a Brit Shalom, a symbolic Jewish covenant naming and welcoming.
A 'Bloodless Bris' is Becoming Popular Among American Jews
At this Bris Shalom, the parents washed their son's feet (Brit Rechitzah) as a symbolic sign of Jewish covenant and welcoming, rather than circumcising him. Other aspects of the service involved honoring of the parents and grandparents and giving the son his Hebrew name.
Peaceful Welcoming Ceremonies Proposed Instead
Rabbi Jeffrey Falick, Vice President of the Humanistic Rabbis Association does not perform circumcisions, and has called for peaceful Jewish covenants to take their place.