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  • Circumcision Case Studies

    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 circumcised and, if so, at what age they should be circumcised”. (Morris et al., 2012). This is an important issue that needs to be decided by parents, but also by medical bodies, public health, doctors and policy makers. “The circumcision of newborn males in Canada has become a less frequent practice over the past few decades. This change has been significantly influenced by past recommendations from the Canadian Paediatric Society and the American Academy of Paediatrics, who both affirmed that the procedure was not medically necessary”. (Sorokan, Finlay, and Jefferies, 2015). The purpose of this paper is to examine the positive impact of circumcision on a male child and its negative effects. This topic was chosen because of its relevance to nursing in the aspect of care after the circumcision, preparing the patient and comforting him before and after the procedure, also making sure the consent form is signed and checking the armband of the patient before the surgical operation.…

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  • Sacred Rituals In Religion

    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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  • Abrahamic And The Mosaic Covenant

    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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  • The Importance Of Rituals In Judaism

    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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  • Jewish Religion

    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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  • Abrahamic Covenant Research Paper

    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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  • Compare And Contrast Hinduism And Judaism

    [2]The following are some Jewish rituals: Baby naming or Simchat Bat takes place in the synagogue on the babies first Shabbat. Bar/Bat Mitzvah is the ritual for when a child becomes an adult. Eight days after birth a Jewish baby boy undergoes a Brit Milah or circumcision if healthy. Marriage or Simcha is a ceremony between two Jewish individuals performed under a chuppah or canopy. Mikvoat or a ritual cleansing bath that is done for marriage that a woman is to do after menstruation in order for…

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