A Jew challenged me this week: “I fear that only when gentiles find the strength to forbid male circumcision like they forbid even the mildest forms of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) will they find the strength to stand up to the Jews on immigration and multi-culturalism.”
Another Jew responded to me: “Where do you stand on circumcision, having undergone it three times? If they ban it for everyone, then every Jew who would be part of a community that circumcises its sons would have little choice but to leave. Would you leave, and where would you go?”
Luke: “Israel or some Jew-friendly place.”
Jew A: “There is no standing up to the Muslim and not standing up to the Jew, for the Jew enables the Muslim.”
Luke: “I’ll have to digest that.”
Jew A: “I hope I am wrong. But I don’t think I am.”
Luke: Not easy to think about.”
Jew A: “Awful. But we are pushing them to that understanding, and we may not accept anything less.”
Jew B: “So if confronted with such a change in the law, would you praise it and depart for Israel?”
“I think you make too much of Jewish power. It was the goyim LBJ and Ted Kennedy who had the power to throw open our borders in 1965 – and who did. It is the goy church that is forever propagandizing on behalf of diversity. And is Angela Merkel a Jew?”
This past week, I was in Miami for the bris (or brit), the Jewish ritual circumcision, of my grandson. It’s a good time to offer a defense of the Jews’ most ancient ritual.
According to various reports, there are Jews — and not only Jews who have forsaken their Jewish identity — who oppose circumcising their sons. They are still a minority, but they are vocal and, I suspect, growing.
Their primary arguments are that circumcisions, whether for religious or medical reasons, are unnecessary; that they are a form of mutilation; and that the act inflicts serious pain on the 8-day-old for no good reason.
Let’s begin with the first objection. In fact, circumcision is both medically and religiously necessary. People are free to object to circumcision, whether performed by a mohel (Jewish ritual circumciser) or a physician. But they need to be honest with the facts.
“The scientific evidence is clear that the benefits outweigh the risks,” Dr. Jonathan Mermin of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in 2014.
“The benefits of male circumcision have become more and more clear over the last 10 years,” added Dr. Aaron Tobian, a Johns Hopkins University researcher.
Circumcision is so medically beneficial that many African countries demand that their male citizens get circumcised. The reason is that, other than sexual abstention, circumcision is the best way to reduce the risk of contracting AIDS. And there are multiple other health benefits.