Almost all boys were routinely
in the United States until very recently. Now, about 50% of American boys are being circumcised. There is no medical reason
for routine circumcision, and there are many risks for having it done,
including death. Read these informative articles about this
controversial subject before making your decision.
Mothering Magazine Articles
Protect Your Uncircumcised Son: Expert Medical Advice for Parents
The Case Against Circumcision
Other Circumcision Articles
If you do decide to circumcise
your son, please consider using a Mohel to perform the procedure.
A Mohel is a Rabbi trained in Jewish ritual circumcision, but they will also circumcise non-Jews. Mohels
are much faster and better than medical doctors who perform circumcision.
Most Mohels complete the circumcision in less than a minute, while
many doctors take as long as 20-30 minutes. Circumcision is unnecessary,
but if you do choose to circumcise your son, please do it the most
humane way possible -- with a Mohel. The following links are about
Mohels and Brit Milah (ritual circumcision).
to Ask a Prospective Mohel
Jewish Information and Referral Service