[Note added 10.3.17: I’ve emailed Stephen Pollard, the Editor of The Jewish Chronicle – [email protected] – to express my utter disgust at his paper’s publication of this story. You can email letters to [email protected]]
A scandalous piece in The Jewish Chronicle. Virtually the entire article consists of Serlin writing about herself, and she displays not an ounce of humanity towards her unfortunate son, who in later years is likely to be a non-religious Jew, like herself.
How her husband could permit the mutilation of his baby son’s genitals, in the name of a religion which neither he nor his wife practise, is beyond me. It often takes religion for good people to commit evil. The end of the piece:
And although I’m not a religious Jew I certainly find my cultural background playing out in my work, in my love of language, of psychology, and a bit of an entrepreneurial streak, too.
At my son’s circumcision ceremony back in December, I was able to celebrate my own Jewishness with a new appreciation. [It’s all about me, me, ME!!!]
With my Jewish family on one side, and his father’s Italian family on the other, uniting over this rite of passage, we had a very special and beautiful event for our son.
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