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The symbolic pinprick is modeled on the Jewish tradition when a non-Jewish child has been secularly circumcised and then converts to Judaism.
What's the difference between a circumcised and uncircumcised penis?
For much of the 20th century, the consensus was to circumcise.
In addition to ramping up treatment, the country also has seen big increases in men opting to be circumcised, a proven way to lower the risk of becoming infected by the AIDS virus.
As an initiation rite, young men are circumcised with a spear tip then sent into the wilderness for weeks, during which time infection often sets in.
The youths, known as abakhwetha, are first circumcised without anesthetic, before being sent away from their village and into the bush, with minimal supplies and wrapped in a blanket.
There’s a plotline in which an 18-year-old Russian Jew gets circumcised, and another in which a pair of Beverly Hills stoner hairdressers spend an entire episode making crank calls.
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Origin and Etymology of circumcise
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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