“[N]o self-respecting Jew would lend a hand to these ill-conceived attacks”, he writes.
In effect, Cardozo is positing that these “well meaning” Jews are simply naïve, and that really, they have no self-respect. Cardozo is actually suggesting, that such Jews are unwittingly lending a hand to anti-Semitism. And as he points out,
But he [Cardozo] doesn’t like it being called “mutilation”, because that’s
I want to provide a personal story at this point. I’m Jewish, and I haven’t circumcised my boys.
mondoweiss.net/2018/03/cardozo-outlawing-circumcision/When it became clear to my family nearly 19 years ago that I am not going to circumcise my first-born son (never mind that his mother isn’t Jewish), I got concerned messages from my family. And be aware, that this is a ‘secular’, ‘liberal’ and ‘leftist’ Jewish Israeli family. One member came with a ‘reason’ why it would be logical to perform circumcision – because if I didn’t, my son might encounter awkward situations in public baths…
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