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What religions require circumcision?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Jewish and Muslim

Also some fundamentalist baptists.

In brief: Jewish and Muslim

Also some fundamentalist baptists.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Agree w Dr. Klauber

Judaism - brit milah is the covenant of circumcision which is normally performed by a mohel on a male infant's 8th day of life.
Islam – khitam is usually performed between the 7th day to the 7th year of a boy's life. This is addressed in the hadith. In some areas the circumcision is can be executed once a boy is able to recite the qur'an. In malaysia the circumcion is a rite of puberty ; normally.

In brief: Agree w Dr. Klauber

Judaism - brit milah is the covenant of circumcision which is normally performed by a mohel on a male infant's 8th day of life.
Islam – khitam is usually performed between the 7th day to the 7th year of a boy's life. This is addressed in the hadith. In some areas the circumcision is can be executed once a boy is able to recite the qur'an. In malaysia the circumcion is a rite of puberty ; normally.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
performed between ages 10 to 12 years old. In the Xhosa Tribe (South Africa) it's the culmination of a 3 month transition to adulthood (Abakwetha) in males aged 16 to 20 years old. In a # of African tribes (Urhobo- Nigeria, Nomiya Church-Kenya, Ethiopia, etc) it remains a rite of passage.
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