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Health benefits of circumcision reinforced

by Anthony Weiss, JTA

1 week ago

An infant being carried at his circumcision in an Orthodox synagogue in Berlin in 2013. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

In the circumcision wars, circumcision has been winning some big battles.

A new survey of medical data going back more than two decades has found that the health benefits of circumcision... read full article

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