Originally posted by Crabmeat
And of the Mohel practically sucking on a child penis...
First, in response to this, late me state, shame on you. Bringing something you know naught about. This portion of the procedure, you forgot to mention, is a sterilizing procedure. The Mohel engulfs in his mouth a cupful of blessed wine, and douses the open wound should it get infected. Secondly; there is absolutely nothing sexual about the procedure. The Mohel isn't aroused doing something very holy, and neither does the baby. Neither did your mother get aroused when she washed you in the nude, sometimes completely cupping your genitalia. Why disservice a Mohel's obligation to his community, and not a mothers obligation to her child?
Anyway, that was a very crumby thing for you to take a jab at. Don't judge a book by it's cover.
[edit on 1-2-2009 by Crabmeat]
Shame on you for pretending outrage. Let us take your argument apart for a few seconds.
"Blessed" wine for antiseptic? I won't start debating the "blessed" part of it, but I will ask why he can't just apply the "blessed" wine with something more sanitary than his mouth? Maybe cotton wool? Secondly while we are looking at it , this is 2009 and we do have antiseptic creams etc? As far as I know jews have nothing against medicine, but you can definitely prove me wrong, can't you?
You say the Mohel is not aroused? You are probably right but do you KNOW this to be so? And at the time of the original circumcisons (after the covenant with Abraham)did the Mohels suck the penises of the adults who had just been circumcised? Sounds homo-erotic doesn't it?
Finally I promise you that when my mother washed me when I was a baby she did it with a cloth, soap and water, NEVER with her tongue or mouth - maybe we didn't have "Blessed" wine.
[edit on 1-2-2009 by Mynaeris]