To Cut Or Not To Cut? Anne Goodwin-Sides reports on a growing debate about ritual circumcision among non-Orthodox religious Jews. According to Jewish law, the ceremonial bris, during which an infant boy's foreskin is removed, represents a covenant with the faith and with God. For many, male circumcision and Jewish identity are inextricably bound. While the traditional bris remains the norm, some Jewish parents are choosing non-surgical naming ceremonies for their sons. But the decision to defy tradition also can bring pain.
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To Cut Or Not To Cut?

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To Cut Or Not To Cut?

To Cut Or Not To Cut?

To Cut Or Not To Cut?

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Anne Goodwin-Sides reports on a growing debate about ritual circumcision among non-Orthodox religious Jews. According to Jewish law, the ceremonial bris, during which an infant boy's foreskin is removed, represents a covenant with the faith and with God. For many, male circumcision and Jewish identity are inextricably bound. While the traditional bris remains the norm, some Jewish parents are choosing non-surgical naming ceremonies for their sons. But the decision to defy tradition also can bring pain.