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25th Feb '17 4:17:09 PM nombretomado
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-->--The Sons[[labelnote:*]]The Sons![[/labelnote]], ''Tradition'', ''FiddlerOnTheRoof''

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-->--The Sons[[labelnote:*]]The Sons![[/labelnote]], ''Tradition'', ''FiddlerOnTheRoof''
''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof''
27th Nov '15 11:41:57 AM nombretomado
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As far as records show, this ceremony has never been performed in the back seat of a [[strike: Mercury Grand Marquis]] [[SaturdayNightLive Royal Deluxe II]].

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As far as records show, this ceremony has never been performed in the back seat of a [[strike: Mercury Grand Marquis]] [[SaturdayNightLive [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Royal Deluxe II]].
28th Oct '15 6:46:06 AM Soalai
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[[AC:Weddings]]
16th Apr '15 7:05:55 AM Cidolfas
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->At an Orthodox wedding, the bride is pregnant.\\
At a Conservative wedding, the rabbi is pregnant.\\
At a Reform wedding, the groom is also pregnant.
-->--Old joke.
15th Apr '15 5:30:03 PM Juicehead_Baby
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->At an Orthodox wedding, the bride is pregnant.\\
At a Conservative wedding, the rabbi is pregnant.\\
At a Reform wedding, the groom is also pregnant.
-->--Old joke.
9th Jan '15 10:16:11 AM DannWoolf
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* At various points in history, grave robbing was fairly common. In order to prevent this, one is place a stone on any grave they pass. Enough people pass by a grave and there are a lot of rocks, hopefully, enough to deter would-be grave robbers.

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* At various points in history, grave robbing was fairly common. In order to prevent this, one is to place a stone on any grave they pass. Enough people pass by a grave and there are a lot of rocks, hopefully, enough to deter would-be grave robbers.
25th Oct '14 5:49:43 PM Cidolfas
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Note that, in the Orthodox tradition, all of these positions are exclusively held by men. In the conservative movement, any of the positions may be held by a woman. In the Reform and Reconstructionist movements, the bris is not even considered a required practice, although it is still very widely done. There is [[http://www.jewsagainstcircumcision.org/ a movement today]] among Jews of non-Orthodox traditions to stop circumcision and have [[http://www.jewishcircumcision.org/ritual.htm a dedication]] instead.

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Note that, in the Orthodox tradition, all of these positions are exclusively held by men. In the conservative movement, any of the positions may be held by a woman. In the Reform and Reconstructionist movements, the bris is not even considered a required practice, although it is still very widely done. There have been health issues raised about the procedure, especially since ''mohels'' are not always doctors, and the procedure has been recently modified amongst many (though far from all) Orthodox communities to allay these concerns. There is [[http://www.jewsagainstcircumcision.org/ a movement today]] among Jews of non-Orthodox traditions to stop circumcision and have [[http://www.jewishcircumcision.org/ritual.htm a dedication]] instead.



It’s also worth noting that some babies have been subjected to botched circumcision, especially since the ''mohel'' is very often not a medical professional, and every now and then they go into shock and die; this was acknowledged in the defining ''halakha'' book ''Shulkhan Arukh'', which states that a male baby born after two of his brothers died because of this procedure doesn’t have to go undergo it. In some cases, when the ''mohel'' is a stickler for tradition, the baby also undergoes ''metzitza bape'' (lit. ‘sucking by the mouth’), i.e. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin sucking the blood off the penis after cutting]], and some babies have contracted herpes and other diseases this way. This, along with the general {{Squick}}y nature of the ceremony and the advent of the internet, has lead to some Jews requesting an alternative (using a small tube to avoid direct contact, for instance), getting a medically trained mohel or just get a doctor to do it; rarely, they avoid the ceremony altogether, or, as Reformed Jews often do, opt for a simple naming ceremony named ''brit shalom'' (‘a covenant of peace’) or ''brit bli mila'' (‘a covenant without circumcision’).
25th Oct '14 1:48:30 PM SvartiKotturinn
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It’s also worth noting that some babies have been subjected to botched circumcision, especially since the ''mohel'' is very often not a medical professional, and every now and then they go into shock and die; this was acknowledged in the defining ''halakha'' book ''Shulkhan Arukh'', which states that a male baby born after two of his brothers died because of this procedure doesn’t have to go undergo it. In some cases, when the ''mohel'' is a stickler for tradition, the baby also undergoes ''metzitza bape'' (lit. ‘sucking by the mouth’), i.e. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin sucking the blood off the penis after cutting]], and some babies have contracted herpes and other diseases this way. This, along with the general {{Squick}}y nature of the ceremony and the advent of the internet, has lead to some Jews avoiding the ceremony altogether, or, as Reformed Jews often do, opt for a simple naming ceremony named ''brit shalom'' (‘a covenant of peace’) or ''brit bli mila'' (‘a covenant without circumcision’).

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It’s also worth noting that some babies have been subjected to botched circumcision, especially since the ''mohel'' is very often not a medical professional, and every now and then they go into shock and die; this was acknowledged in the defining ''halakha'' book ''Shulkhan Arukh'', which states that a male baby born after two of his brothers died because of this procedure doesn’t have to go undergo it. In some cases, when the ''mohel'' is a stickler for tradition, the baby also undergoes ''metzitza bape'' (lit. ‘sucking by the mouth’), i.e. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin sucking the blood off the penis after cutting]], and some babies have contracted herpes and other diseases this way. This, along with the general {{Squick}}y nature of the ceremony and the advent of the internet, has lead to some Jews avoiding requesting an alternative (using a small tube to avoid direct contact, for instance), getting a medically trained mohel or just get a doctor to do it; rarely, they avoid the ceremony altogether, or, as Reformed Jews often do, opt for a simple naming ceremony named ''brit shalom'' (‘a covenant of peace’) or ''brit bli mila'' (‘a covenant without circumcision’).
25th Oct '14 8:43:25 AM SvartiKotturinn
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It’s also worth noting that some babies have been subjected to botched circumcision, especially since the ''mohel'' is very often not a medical professional, and every now and then they go into shock and die; this was acknowledged in the defining ''halakha'' book ''Shulkhan Arukh'', which states that a male baby born after two of his brothers died because of this procedure doesn’t have to go undergo it. In some cases, when the ''mohel'' is a stickler for tradition, the baby also undergoes ''metzitza bape'' (lit. ‘sucking by the mouth’), i.e. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin sucking the blood off the penis after cutting]], and some babies have contracted herpes and other diseases this way. This, along with the general {{Squick}}y nature of the ceremony and the advent of the internet, has lead to some Jews avoiding the ceremony altogether, or, as Reformed Jews often do, opt for a simple naming ceremony named ''brit shalom'' (‘a covenant of peace’) or ''brit bli mila'' (‘a covenant without circumcision’).
15th Sep '14 7:37:03 AM Cidolfas
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Note that, in the Orthodox tradition, all of these positions are exclusively held by men. In the conservative movement, any of the positions may be held by a woman. In the Reform and Reconstructionist movements, the bris is not even considered a required practice, although it is still very widely done. There is [[http://www.jewsagainstcircumcision.org/ a movement today]] among Jews of all traditions to stop circumcision and have [[http://www.jewishcircumcision.org/ritual.htm a dedication]] instead.

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Note that, in the Orthodox tradition, all of these positions are exclusively held by men. In the conservative movement, any of the positions may be held by a woman. In the Reform and Reconstructionist movements, the bris is not even considered a required practice, although it is still very widely done. There is [[http://www.jewsagainstcircumcision.org/ a movement today]] among Jews of all non-Orthodox traditions to stop circumcision and have [[http://www.jewishcircumcision.org/ritual.htm a dedication]] instead.
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