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    The ritual event that I have chosen is Jewish Circumcision known as brit milah. In Hebrew the word brit means covenant and in Yiddish form it is known as bris. I will go over the origins, laws and details of the ritual along with the person who performs the ceremony. I will also go over the location and the time in which the ritual takes place as well for the reasons this ritual is performed and what the significance of the ritual is. The brit milah is a life-cycle event that takes place right after birth. It has long been known as a primary symbol of male membership among the Jewish people. The procedure is a symbolic entry of an infant boy into the covenant that was made between God and Abraham 4,000 years ago. According to Genesis…

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    Circumcision Case Studies

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    MALE CIRCUMCISION Circumcision is basically the removal of the foreskin of a male child or an adult male. “It has been reported that approximately one third of the global male population is circumcised. Male circumcision is generally practiced for religious reasons, all over the world except in the USA where it is performed for nonreligious reasons”. (Cordsuk et al., 2013). “Circumcision is a common procedure, but regional and societal attitudes differ on whether there is a need for a male to be…

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    Sacred Rituals In Religion

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    Mikveh, a woman is forgiven for being impure. However, a person only needs to get baptized once in the Catholic faith. In Judaism, a woman must bath in the mikveh after every menstruation or child birth. Another Jewish ritual that is comparable to the Catholic baptism is the brit milah ceremony. During the brit milah ceremony, a Jewish boy is circumcised. Just as in the Catholic baptism, a brit milah ceremony is usually performed at a very young age. The child is usually eight days of age during…

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    appeal wouldn’t be a factor. Circumcision is something that can have many different meanings to different people. From the timing of when’s it’s done, to the way it’s carried out, to the reason, can vary from cultural to culture. Some simply have their sons circumcised to ensure their son doesn’t look different from everyone else. (kidshealth.com) Although I wouldn’t hesitate to have my son be circumcised it’s not that simple of a decision for some. It’s important that the parents way out the…

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    Judaism is a monotheistic religion, where Jewish adherents places great significance on the belief of the covenant, which is an agreement made between God and His people, found within the prescribed text the Torah. Both the Abrahamic and the Mosaic Covenant are unconditional that has been spread on from generation by Jewish adherents. There were two covenants established between God and Abraham which was the promise of land and the promise of the descendants. “Leave your country… go to the land…

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    believe is correct and right in their daily lives and it shows this in a visual setting. It shows that everything in life for Jews is a holy occurrence and that the Jews treat everything with sacredness and respect. Shabbat: Shabbat is a tradition in Judaism that occurs once every week. Shabbat is 25 hours of holiness that begins at sundown on each Friday night and concludes at roughly the same time on Saturday night. During this time span, no work of any kind is allowed. Meals are prepared…

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    In the documentary the mother breaks down in tears, feeling as if she had damaged the relationship between herself and her baby [Jewish Circumcision: Cutting with Tradition]. It is true that circumcisions do hurt the babies, however the pain is short lasting. The youtube video demonstrates this through the short time the baby was crying. It was conveyed that the parents strongly with circumcision more than the baby. Since the pain of circumcision seems to be brief and the procedure has been…

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    Jewish Religion

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    the universe without help, God can do anything, God has always existed and will continue to exist always. There is no official creed but there is a central set of beliefs for the Jewish. The 5 basic beliefs are, belief in God, belief in the words of the prophets, belief that God gave the law to Moses, belief that the Messiah will come someday, and that there will be a resurrection of the good “in the world to come”. The Jewish believe that God appointed the Jews to be his chosen people to set an…

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    will come. The dead will be resurrected. Rituals: There are many Jewish rituals and these happen the individual is born to the time they pass away. One ritual is the Bar/Bat Mitzvah and is when a boy turns thirteen he is considered as an adult under the law and is expected to obey all of the commandments. Whereas a girl is considered an adult when she turns twelve and must also obey the commandments from then on. Marriage is strongly encourages in Judaism and is considered to be a holy…

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    Judaism. Abraham is known as “the first Hebrew patriarch” (Molloy 299). In this covenant Abraham was told by God to leave his home and go to a land that would be shown to him. Here he would be used to make a “great nation”. God enters this contract with Abraham and in return for providing him with land, security, and descendants he tells Abraham that they must be circumcised (Gen 12:1-2). This is to signify the covenantal relationship. In, Sabbath, Circumcision, and Tithing, written by Michael…

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