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Bibliography: The Circumcision Debate

Bibliography: The Circumcision Debate

Articles available through the Asher Library

  • Amiel, Barbara. It's not about the rights of the child.
    Maclean's 125.39 (2012): 12-13.
  • Berman, Daniel S. Is Metzitzah bePeh Dangerous?
    Dialogue (5772/2011-2012): 12-31.
  • Bleich, J. David. Circumcision:  The Current Controversy.
    Tradition 33.4 (2000): 45-69.
  • -----. Hypospadias and Circumcision. Tradition 18.3 (1980): 295-303.
  • -----. Laser Circumcision. Tradition 43.3 (2010): 89-109.
  • Chao, Tiffany. Cutting Out Circumcision Could Cost Billions: Study,
    at (August 21, 2012).
  • Conley, Mikaela. Circumcisions may help reduce the risk of prostrate cancer . . . ., at (March 12, 2012).
  • Duffin, Christian. Neonatal circumcision: Healthy practice or barbaric procedure? Nursing Children &Young People 23.8 (2011): 6-7.
  • Gesundheit, B., Grisaru-Soen, G., et al. Neonatal genital Herpes simplex virus type 1infection after Jewish ritual circumcision: Modern medicine and religious tradition. Pediatrics 114(2) (2004): 259-263
  • Heinemann, Rabbi Yosef. Clarifying the tradition of MetzitzahB'peh. Kashrus Magazine 25.5 (2005): 22-26.
  • Lerner, Michael. No to the proposed legal ban on circumcision. Tikkun 26.3 (2011): 16-17.
  • Neff, David. Criminalizing circumcision. Christianity Today 55.9 (2011): 60.
  • Odd Bedfellows. Economist 404.8802 (2012): 57-58.
  • Oppenheimer, Avi. Jaundice and Brit Milah: A halachic response to modern medicine. Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society XLV (2003): 27-48.
  • Poliak, Daniel, Metsitsah Be-Peh, Nineteenth Century New York Jewry, and the Board of Health. Tradition 44.3 (2011): 39-52.
  • Pollack, Miriam. Circumcision: Identity, gender, and power. Tikkun 26.3 (2011): 97-104.
  • Reichman, Edward and Rosner, Fred. The Use of Anesthesia in Circumcision:  A Re-Evaluation of the Halakhic Sources.
    Tradition 34.3 (2000): 6-26.
  • Shields, Yehudi Pesach. The Making of Metzizah — 1972. Tradition 13.2 (1972): 36-48.
  • Sprecher, Shlomo. Mezizah Be-Peh — Therapeutic touch or Hippocratic vestige? Hakirah 3 (2006): 15-66.
  • Zenilman, Jonathan and Stanberry, Lawrence. The Dangers of Metzizah BePeh. Dialogue 5773/2012-2013.

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Judaism, Health and Healing

This bibliography is part of a larger subject guide on Judiasm, Health, and Healing, with resources recommended by experts in the fields of healthcare, law, and Judaism who came together for daylong conference on health-related topics that impact individuals, families, professionals in the Jewish community.

The conference took place on April 14, 2013. It was offered by Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and LeadershipDePaul University College of Law Center for Jewish Law & Judaic Studies, and University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, in cooperation with the Jewish Healing Network of Chicago, the Center for Jewish Genetics, and Metro Chicago Hillel, with foundation support through The Charles & M.R. Shapiro Foundation.

Specific bilbliographies are available for each session offered at the conference. VIEW THE FULL LIST >