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Baby Naming Ceremony

Gendering at Birth: the Bris and the Baby Naming

I consider myself fortunate to take Gender Studies as my English literature class during my final semester of high school.

The "bris-less" bris

An article in this week's Forward describes the growing opposition to circumcision among American Jews, and the development of “bris-less” bris rituals. Although circumcision is generally considered a pretty elemental aspect of Jewish practice and identity for males, this story certainly wasn’t surprising to me. I’ve had many debates with Jewish friends about this issue, and struggled with the decision of whether to circumcise my son (we did, and I cried through the whole thing).

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Baby Naming Ceremony." (Viewed on September 17, 2014) <http://jwa.org/tags/baby-naming-ceremony>.

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