Jewish Feminist Ritual and Brit Milah

By Susan Fendrick

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), March 2005

The author discusses how feminism has affected brit milah, the ritual circumcision of a baby boy on his eighth day, by making women more central to the ceremony itself and adding readings to the ritual as is done for baby girls.

Topic: Parenthood, Ritual, Children, Feminism, Renewal and Renaissance, Women

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.35/no.619

Page Number(s): 5-6

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Fendrick, Susan. Jewish Feminist Ritual and Brit Milah. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). March 2005: 5-6. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6635


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