Sunday, November 05, 2017

Foreskin as defect?

DR. DAVID BERNAT: Circumcision: Interpreting the Foreskin as a Defect (
Genesis 17 states that circumcision will be a sign of the covenant, but is silent about the significance of the act itself. Some Jewish interpreters filled this gap by constructing orlah, possession of a foreskin, as a physical defect or disability, and circumcision as an act of healing or perfection.

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