[Note added 29.9.16: Sadly, the ‘Jews Against Circumcision’ website to which we linked in this post was taken down in the autumn of 2016. So we invite you to read their excellent leaflet.]
Doubtless we’ll be hearing the lie that we’re an anti-Semitic party in the days preceding the Golders Green protest, despite the fact we’re not. Do those last five words need expressing? Probably, sadly. It seems as good a time as any to link to the website Jews Against Circumcision. The start of the home page:
We are a group of educated and enlightened Jews who realize that the barbaric, primitive, torturous, and mutilating practice of circumcision has no place in modern Judaism.
Rabbi Moses Maimonides himself acknowledged that circumcision is done to desensitize the penis and curb masturbation.
Jews are some of the smartest people in the world. We are 1/3rd of 1% of the population, yet we hold 33% of Nobel prizes. We are smart enough to understand that mutilating a little boys’ penis is not an acceptable practice in modern times.