Yom Chamishi, 20 AdarI 5781
Thursday, 4 March 2021

by Rabbi Margaret Jacobi

Circumcision is an ancient sign of identity for Jewish males, which has been practised throughout the generations. However, it is a mitzvah(commandment) which is being questioned increasingly, within and beyond the Jewish community. Liberal Judaism has always recognised the importance of circumcision as a symbol of the covenant and a mark of Jewish identity. However, it also accepts that there are grounds for questioning the practice, and that some parents choose not to circumcise their sons for reasons of conscience.  Read more (pdf)