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Brian D. Earp @briandavidearp
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@DrChaya @JohnSambrookWA The assumption that any critique of circumcision is inherently anti-semitic (especially given that many of the most thoughtful critics of circumcision are themselves Jewish) is astonishingly lazy and weakens the seriousness of the charge. The vast majority of circumcisions are
@DrChaya @JohnSambrookWA not done by Jews in the United States as they make up a small percentage of the population; globally far more Muslims circumcise than Jews; so the idea that to critique circumcision is to express irrational hatred for Jews as such (which I take anti-semitic to mean) is absurd
@DrChaya @JohnSambrookWA A good place to start in learning about thoughtful, compassionate Jewish critics of circumcision would be this 1999 paper by my colleague Dr. Jenny Goodman…. There are numerous other sources I would be happy to send, including
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