Your Circumcision Dilemma

How Has Ancient Rite Affected You as a Parent?

Getty Images

Published May 06, 2013, issue of May 10, 2013.

The bris: It’s a ceremony that inspires emotions ranging from rejoicing to repugnance — and dissonant combinations of everything in between. We would like you, our readers, to share your experiences as parents of a Jewish newborn facing this ancient, primal rite, or as an adult who chose to enter the covenant. Were you conflicted or inspired? Was it a moment of discovery or disgust? Or did you, perhaps, walk away from it? What were the consequences?

Submit your story below. We will publish a sample of readers’ most revealing responses.



Would you like to receive updates about new stories?




















We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.