In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Shemot Rabbah tells us that the Jews ceased circumcising their sons to blend in better with their Egyptian hosts.
- My husband and I are both Jewish, not practicing in the traditional sense, and we are debating whether to circumcise our son, soon to be born.
- A father who forcibly circumcises his son will not win his son's gratitude, affection, trust, or love.
- The author of Jubilees attacks those who failed to circumcise their sons, clearly implying that some did not.
- In some parts of the world Sunni Muslims also circumcise for religious reasons.
- In Europe at that time, only Jewish children were circumcised.
- Abraham obeyed God and circumcised his son Ishmael and all other males in his household.
- Some types of sexually transmitted infections are more common in uncircumcised than circumcised men.
- At first my husband and I were in agreement that we wouldn't circumcise him.
- Some parents fear that their son will be teased if he is not circumcised.
- God had directed Abraham to circumcise newborn males specifically on the eighth day.
- In the past, males were circumcised during the teen years.
- He was circumcised, as required by the law, and he was a member of the tribe of Benjamin.
- As a mother, over time I have come to regret that my son was circumcised.
- As Muslims, all Turkmen males are circumcised, usually between the ages of three and seven.
- Jewish boys are circumcised eight days after birth in a religious ceremony called a bris.
- A court ruled that an adult male could sue the doctor who circumcised him even though the parents had consented.
- His grandmother was upset that his parents did not want to circumcise him.
- My wife Devorah and I were resolute about our decision not to circumcise our son.
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