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What Will It Take to Wake Jews Up?

JapesMacFarLand Wrote: Sep 08, 2012 8:58 AM
Newt, if you're intellectually honest, you will have to admit that just as single parenthood was once frowned upon and then not, and gay coupling was frowned upon, etc, etc. so can things change to include polygamy and incestual marriage; and even animal love. Why not? Are you such a prude that you can't even imagine it being the norm in our society? And why so averse to delve into the core of the issue, as to it's potential consequences on the cohesiveness of societies foundational institution, the family? Is that assertion of mine offensive to you? If you disagree that a solid family is not priority one for a society (including but not ideally between gay couples. The issue first, of course, is stability and care.) why?

The citizens of San Francisco will be voting on a proposition that seeks to ban circumcision in that city. Though I am strongly opposed to the proposition, if it passes, some good may come of it.

Let me explain. I am a passionate advocate of Jewish ritual known as the brit (often pronounced bris) -- the ritual circumcision of 8-day-old Jewish boys. I am even an advocate of circumcision generally. I was recently in Africa -- in Zimbabwe and Zambia -- where I delivered mosquito nets and seeds to the poorest of Africa's poor. I saw giant billboards there,...