Friday, March 30, 2018

Proper Circumcision

I have finally figured out the correct circumcision method that Torah prescribes. While any type of circumcision is acceptable, Torah actually gives us an example of how it can be done and what is the acceptable minimum.

Let's take a look:
YLT Ex 4:24 . And it cometh to pass in the way, in a lodging place, that Jehovah meeteth him, and seeketh to put him to death; 
YLT Ex 4:25 and Zipporah taketh a flint, and cutteth off the foreskin of her son, and causeth it to touch his feet, and saith,  'Surely a bridegroom of blood art thou to me;'
As you can see from this verse, Zipporah used a knife to circumcise her son. This means that she only did a partial circumcision and did not remove all foreskin but rather snipped the tip of the foreskin. This is because removal of all foreskin requires a surgery and can't be done with a knife. It would also be very painful. This is why Zipporah only cut the tip of the foreskin and touched Moses's feet with it.

Complete removal of the foreskin is simply unnecessary if you do not have any problems. So God gives as an example of what is the acceptable circumcision.

In fact, I have seen how they circumcise young boys in Africa and they do it also just with a knife. The procedure is extremely quick and relatively painless. They simply chop off the tip of the foreskin without even any anestesia or surgery.

God did not want us to suffer so He gave us the right to circumcise just the tip.

But like I said, ANY type of circumcision is acceptable because some people may need a full circumcision.However, the traditional method is to just remove the tip.

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