Why do Jews circumcise on the 8th day? This article is not about the do’s and don’ts of circumcision, it is about getting to the bottom of the claim the Torah makes concerning Jewish male infants being circumcised on the 8th day being a divine requirement! Does it not seem strange that the entire covenant […]
Ancient Egyptian carved scene of circumcision, from the inner northern wall of the Temple of Khonspekhrod at the Precinct of Mut, Luxor, Egypt. Eighteenth dynasty, Amenhotep III, c. 1360 BC.
What if harming society is part of religion’s survival strategy? By / AlterNet Most British people think religion causes more harm than good according to a survey commissioned by the Huffington Post. Surprisingly, even among those who describe themselves as “very religious” 20 percent say that religion is harmful to society. For that we can […]
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, Volume 193, Number 3: Pages 123-124, July 19, 1965. Critical Commentary Surgical operations fall into three types. First, there are those which are socially acceptable and which can be discussed in public without embarrassment; second, there are those which do not qualify as conversation pieces and generally are mentioned […]