Religious circumcision: a Jewish view

  title={Religious circumcision: a Jewish view},
  author={Jonathan M. Glass},
  journal={BJU International},
  • J. Glass
  • Published 1 January 1999
  • Medicine
  • BJU International
‘This is My covenant that you shall keep between Me Introduction and you and your descendants after you: every male among you shall be circumcised. You shall Circumcision is one of the earliest surgical procedures to have been performed, with evidence that it has been circumcise the flesh of the foreskin.........At the age of eight days every male among you shall be undertaken for about four millennia. In the ancient Middle East the Edomites, Moabites and Ammonites circumcised throughout your… 
Circumcision conducted in the authors' modern postbiblical world - contemporary perspectives on circumcision - is examined in terms of the role of culture amongst Xhosa communities in motivating MGM, the emergence of female genital mutilation (hereafter, FGM) in Africa, and the theory that a circumcised penis enhances orgasm during sex.
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