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Insights on Circumcision

Insights on Circumcision

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A Compendium on Circumcision
G-d wants us to remove the foreskin ourselves. To demonstrate that as we complete the physical appearance of our bodies, so can we perfect the contours of our souls.…
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I’m sure this cartoon will push some buttons, so take it away...
A young Rebbe's insightful question
Why tell us that G‑d only reveals Himself to "a righteous Jew who decides at the age of 99 to circumcise himself"? What is the relevance of such a message to the average individual?
Ishmael and Isaac were having it out. The topic: circumcision. “See here,” says Ishmael, “I am more precious in G-d’s eyes, since I was thirteen when I had mine done.” “I beg to differ,” answered Isaac. “I was eight days old. Now that’s gotta be way cooler.” But let’s face it. Ishmael has a point...
Why were Isaac and Ishmael circumcised at different ages?
Abraham’s two sons represents two radically different modes of relating to G‑d.
Brit Milah carries the promise of three rewards: the divine presence, the land of Israel, and the royal House of David. What is the connection between these three gifts and the covenant of circumcision?
Circumcision is the first commandment given by G-d to Abraham, the first Jew, and is central to Judaism.
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