Cultural and religious circumcision documents
(See also the Cultural and
Religious Issues section of the Circumcision Information
This index page is a menu of articles on various religious
and cultural aspects of male circumcision.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
- The Oxford
Dictionary of the Jewish Religion Entry on
circumcision: "It was probably in order to prevent the
possibility of obliterating the traces of circumcision that
the rabbis added to the requirement of cutting the foreskin
that of peri'ah (laying bare the glans)..."
Maimonides, (1190 C.E.) "The Guide of the Perplexed".
(Rationales for Jewish Circumcision.)
- Rabbi Isaac ben
Yedaiah (late 13th century France) gives an opinion
concerning why circumcision is advised for Jewish males.
In: Marc Saperstein. Decoding the Rabbis: A
Thirteenth-Century Commentary on the Aggadah.
Cambridge, Mass, and London, England: Harvard University
Press, 1980: pp. 97-98.
- National Organization of American
Mohalim. Berit Mila Newsletter. (Offsite
- The Meaning of
Circumcision Sichos in English, pp. 211-215.
- Larue GA. Religious Traditions and Circumcision.
The Second International Symposium on Circumcision, San
Francisco, California, April 30-May 3, 1991. (Link to
- Jacob Neusner,
tranlator. The Talmud of Babylonia: An American
Translation. Number 251. Volume XIII.B: Tractate
Yebamot, Chapters 4-6. Program in Judaic Studies Brown
University. Atlanta: Scholars Press. 1992.
- Goodman J. Jewish circumcision:
an alternative perspective. BJU Int 1999;83
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