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Peaceful Covenant Rituals Proposed Instead
Rabbi Steven Blane of New York does not perform circumcisions, but instead welcomes Jewish baby boys with Bris Shalom, a covenant ceremony without cutting.
Cut: Slicing through the myths of circumcision

I should mention [that] I was raised as an Orthodox Jew. When I was 13 years old, my family moved to Israel to seek better religious education for myself and my [five] siblings.

Event Date: September 7, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

CUT: Slicing Through the Myths of Circumcision is a powerful film. It takes a critical look at circumcision, and specifically at how it's viewed within the Jewish community. It explores the conflict between personal ethics and what some people have been told is a religious obligation.

CUT is currently on tour, with tonight's screening shown from 7:00pm to 9:30pm at:

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Jews for the Rights of the Child
“Genital Integrity is a Human Right” – Protest by Jews for the Rights of the Child
Leading Jewish circumcision opponent Ronald Goldman, Ph.D., highlights the absence of the mention of the harms of circumcision in public discourse.
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Giving up the Brit Milah – Kahal Exhibition at a Baby Fair in Tel Aviv
Giving up the Brit Milah – Kahal Exhibition at a Baby Fair in Tel Aviv
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Giving up the Brit Milah – Kahal Exhibition at a Baby Fair in Tel Aviv
Giving up the Brit Milah – Kahal Exhibition at a Baby Fair in Tel Aviv
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Kathryn Mora Testifying in Support of the MGM Bill at the Massachusetts State House
Kathryn Mora Testifying in Support of the MGM Bill at the Massachusetts State House
The "Debate on Circumcision" at a Manhattan Jewish center marked a milestone for the ongoing movement to ban circumcision. Celebrity Rabbi Shmuley Boteach debated Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon, director of the film CUT: Slicing through the myths of circumcision.