Confessions of a Non-intact Jewish Male

By Leonard Fein

Forward Association, 2007

The Jewish rite of circumcision has passionate advocates on both sides of the issue. An increasingly vocal movement considers any circumcision barbaric, attacking the practice on medical grounds and accusing its defenders of ''cultural bias'', read: Judaism. But this is clearly not merely a medical controversy. The role of Jews in life and in literature has often been sexualized. And perhaps what is really bothering opponents is circumcision envy.

Topic: Antisemitism, Tradition, Bris/Brit Milah, Belonging, Circumcision, Sexuality

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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