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Brit Milah - Ritual Circumcision

IN SUPPORT OF CIRCUMCISION

 

Sometimes the discussion, "to circumcise or not to circumcise" becomes quite heated. As Jews, we circumcise our infant males because of the commandment first made by God to Abraham our patriarch and continuing in a chain of tradition to the current generation.

 

Still, the medical benefits of circumcision are significant and continue to be discussed and debated.  Hazzan Glantz keeps up on articles and reports regarding all things medical related to his field.  He regularly discusses and consults with local pediatricians and urologists and is permitted to perform circumcisions in most local hospitals when necessary.

 

See:

 

Circumcision — A Surgical Strategy for HIV Prevention in AfricaIngrid T. Katz, M.D., M.H.S., and Alexi A. Wright, M.D.

 

Circumcision Lowers Chances for AIDS

 

Does His Circumcision Lower Her Risk for Cervical Cancer?

 

New Evidence Points to Greater Benefits of Infant Circumcision, But Final Say is Still Up to Parents

 

CNN 2012 coverage of new findings.

 

Circumcision Lowers Risk of Prostate Cancer

 

NY Times: Benefits of Circumcision Said to Outweigh Risks