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Discuss Among Yourselves

April 9, 2007

I have been a bad blogger. Unfairly burdening my ever-so-capable partner with the sole responsibility of keeping this operation afloat. I am not prepared to re-enter the fray in earnest. But in the meantime I offer an interesting factual tidbit that came as news to me.

Approximately 7% of males are born without all or part of their foreskin. If you happen to be a member of this 7% and you decide to convert to Judaism you will have to undergo, in place of the traditional circumcision, a hatafat dam brit, a ceremony that entails a light prick of the penis.

Which begs the question: What is a “light prick” of the penis?