Monday, August 31, 2009

Judaism & Circumcision Resources


Brit Shalom Celebrants

Rabbi Steven Blane []

Intact Jewish Network [Facebook Page]

Freedom from Bris Milah [Facebook Group]

Jewish Circumcision Resource Center

Jewish Circumcision Resource Info Summary

Jews Against Circumcision

Beyond the Bris

Gonnen (Protect The Child - Israel)


Jewish Father's Letter to His Son Regarding Circumcision

Circumcision: Identity, Gender and Power

One Jewish Physician, Father, Grandfather speaks

Circumcision Choices for Jewish Parents

My Son, The Little Jew with a Foreskin

My Story of Ritual Abuse

Circumcision From the Perspective of Protecting Children

Biblical Circumcision Information

The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion: Circumcision (CIRP) 

Circumcision Then and Now (CIRP)

Jewish Mother on Circumcision

The Intactivist Movement Within Judaism [additional resources that extend beyond the scope of this page]


Questioning Circumcision: A Jewish Perspective

Covenant of Blood: Circumcision and Gender in Rabbinic Judaism

Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

A Measure of His Grief

Circumcision: A History of the World's Most Controversial Surgery

Circumcision: The Hidden Trauma

Circumcision: The Rest of the Story

Circumcision: The Painful Dilemma

CUT: Slicing Through the Myths of Circumcision [video]

Informational cards available from the Intact Jewish Network

Alternative Bris Options:

Many Jewish parents today are electing to have a Brit Shalom in place of a brit milah [circumcision ceremony]. For more information, and to talk with other Jewish parents electing this for their sons, see:

Support and information for Jewish parents specifically on non-cutting bris ceremonies may be obtained by contacting the following individuals: 

Norm Cohen
P.O. Box 333
Birmingham, MI 48012
Tel 248-642-5703
Moshe Rothenberg, C.S.W.
Alternative Bris Support
and Ceremonies
Brooklyn, NY
Ron Goldman, Ph.D.
Jewish Associates of CRC
P.O. Box 232
Boston, MA 02133
Tel 617-523-0088

[Dove graphic above comes from the Celebrants of Brit Shalom]

Additional resources on the prepuce organ (foreskin), intact care and circumcision at: Are You Fully Informed?



  1. I have shown the film CUT and will do it again.

    Bravo to folks compassionate and smart enough to end this "tradition" for one that is peaceful and kind.

    Judaism is made stronger by such people.

    I was born a Jew - but I have intact sons.

    -"David Of Israel"

  2. Wonderful resources, thank you.

    Have you come across any resources for parents who have one circumcised son and are expecting a second son? I have seen an article somewhere about dealing with two boys who look different but can't find it.

  3. Anon (March 28) - there are several resources for parents with both a circumcised and intact son here:




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