Quantcast

Jewish Journal

Search our Archives!

Email to a Friend

Are the Circumcision Opponents Anti-Semitic or Sexually Repressed?

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/rabbi_shmuley/item/are_the_circumcision_opponents_anti-semitic_or_sexually_repressed_20110620

The growing anti-Semitic images and caricatures associated with the attempt to ban circumcision in San Francisco are disturbing. These include the highly inflammatory “Foreskin Man” comic, depicting a superhero saving innocent boys from evil circumcisers, which the Jerusalem Post reported to have been produced by Matthew Hess, “one of the central backers of the anti-circumcision measures.” Indeed, the attempt to ban circumcision in San Francisco smacks of a nefarious campaign on the part of the ban’s organizers to portray circumcision as genital mutilation that gives the lie that Judaism and Jewish practice would ever harm a child. I debated Lloyd Schofield, the main man behind the ban, on CNN. I later respectfully asked him to debate me in public where we would have more time and, after he penned a friendly email which curiously implied that there is not much difference between our two positions, he suddenly declined.

Recipient email:
Your email:
Comments:
What's this word?