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Holman Christian Standard Bible If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses won't be broken, are you angry at Me because I made a man entirely well on the Sabbath? International Standard Version If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath so that the Law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because I made a man perfectly well on the Sabbath?
NET Bible But if a male child is circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses is not broken, why are you angry with me because I made a man completely well on the Sabbath? New Heart English Bible If a boy receives circumcision on the Sabbath, that the Law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me, because I made a man completely healthy on the Sabbath? Jubilee Bible If a man on the sabbath day receives circumcision without the law of Moses being broken, are ye angry at me because I have made a man entirely whole on the sabbath day?
King James Bible If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are you angry at me, because I have made a man every bit whole on the sabbath day? American King James Version If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are you angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?
American Standard Version If a man receiveth circumcision on the sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be broken; are ye wroth with me, because I made a man every whit whole on the sabbath? Douay-Rheims Bible If a man receive circumcision on the sabbath day, that the law of Moses may not be broken; are you angry at me because I have healed the whole man on the sabbath day? Darby Bible Translation If a man receives circumcision on sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be violated, are ye angry with me because I have made a man entirely sound on sabbath?
In the Pacific, ritual circumcision is nearly universal in the Melanesian islands of Fiji and Vanuatu ;  participation in the traditional land diving on Pentecost Island is reserved for those who have been circumcised. In Samoa, it is accompanied by a celebration.
Among some West African animist groups, such as the Dogon and Dowayo , it is taken to represent a removal of "feminine" aspects of the male, turning boys into fully masculine males. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries many Jewish reformers , doctors, and physicians in Central and Eastern Europe proposed to replace circumcision with a symbolic ceremony, while others sought to ban or abolish circumcision entirely,  as it was perceived as a dangerous, barbaric and pagan ritual of genital mutilation  that could transmit infectious diseases to newborns.
A growing number of contemporary Jews and Intactivist Jewish groups in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel, both secular and religious, started to question overall long-term effects, psychological and psychophysical consequences of trauma caused by circumcision on Jewish children,     and choose not to circumcise their sons. This ceremony of Brit shalom is not officially approved of by the Reform or Reconstructionist rabbinical organizations, who make the recommendation that male infants should be circumcised, though the issue of converts remains controversial   and circumcision of converts is not mandatory in either movement.
An early British opponent of circumcision was Herbert Snow, who wrote a short book called The barbarity of circumcision as a remedy for congenital abnormality in Holt, an author of pediatric textbooks, advocated both circumcision and female genital mutilation as a treatment for masturbation.
The first serious questioning of the practice did not occur until late , when the paediatrician Douglas Gairdner , D. Protest rallies have been held in the US and other areas. Frederick Leboyer in his landmark work, Birth Without Violence ". This period also saw the formation of anti-circumcision organizations in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and South Africa. Activists began creating websites in the mids, and this process has continued to this day.
Doctors Opposing Circumcision asserts that genital integrity produces the highest state of health and well-being. The anti-circumcision movement, whose members sometimes call themselves intactivists a portmanteau of "intact" and "activist" ,  strives to prohibit involuntary and forced circumcision internationally. Various organisations have been set up specifically for the purpose, other organisations have stated their support for the movement.
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Veniamin Portugalov, who—alone among Russian Jewish physicians—called for the abolition of circumcision, set off these discussions. Portugalov not only denied all medical claims regarding the sanitary advantages of circumcision but disparaged the practice as barbaric, likening it to pagan ritual mutilation. The Jewish Encyclopedia.
The rabbinic literature and Converts to Judaism are sections are an evolution of the corresponding article which gives the following Bibliography:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Circumcision for religious purposes. This article is about religious circumcision.
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