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Foreskin Protectors to the Fore in Jewish Journal Blog Survey

by Pini Herman

June 21, 2011 | 9:11 pm

A new ritual for Foreskin Protectors.

Surgically glued to their screens, in front of a Jewish Journal Demographic Duo blog, the Foreskin Protectors had nothing better to do than to submit survey after survey.

Between 3:44 pm and 7:30 PM on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, the Circumcision Survey showed a response rate of about 50 percent, where 2-3 percent response is historically experienced. 

Predictably, their lab monkey-like lever pressing regarding circumcision was exclusively in the direction of female genital mutilation and something out of the dark ages.  As for the rapid up and down motions of their hands, it could have been used more pleasurably than survey taking, though I did notice some significant lulls.  It did keep them off the streets and away from the call-in programs, so the survey wasn’t useless.

I would imagine that regular readers who saw the results display saw something fishy when the Circumcision Survey skewed so radically away from the consensus of the Jewish community. 

The survey is still running, so if the Foreskin Protectors need to maintain their ritual, they are welcome to return to their devotions, courtesy of the Jewish community.

Pini Herman serves as President of the Movable Minyan a lay-lead independent congregation in the 3rd Street area.

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Bruce Phillips is Professor of Sociology and Jewish Communal Studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles. He has conducted Jewish population...

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