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About Circumcision

A proposal to ban circumcision will be on the San Francisco ballot this November.

As a Jewish Mama, my response should fall somewhere along the lines of outrage and a head-tisk.

And as a bleeding heart Mama, my response should be somewhere in the range of agreement and an apology to my son.

I whole-heartedly feel all of these emotions. In other words, I’m conflicted.

I don’t agree with the circumcision ban. But you might be surprised why.

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Galit Breen is an Israeli freezing her tuchus in Minnesota. She’s a Mama of three currently working on her first book about teaching children spirituality outside of religion. She blogs as the "Minnesota Mamaleh" for TCJewfolk.

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Breen, Galit. "About Circumcision." 17 June 2011. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on November 22, 2014) <http://jwa.org/blog/about-circumcision>.

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