It is prevalent in some Muslim-majority countries in southeast Asia such as Indonesia and Malaysia; however, the WHO states that there is "little non-religious circumcision in Asia, with the exceptions of the Republic of Korea and the Philippines". via
Can you convert to Judaism without circumcision?
Thus, American Reform Judaism does not require ritual immersion in a mikveh, circumcision, or acceptance of mitzvot as normative. Appearance before a Beth Din is recommended, but is not considered necessary. Converts are asked to commit to religious standards set by the local Reform community. via
What is a Jewish sandek?
: a person who holds the Jewish infant during the circumcision ceremony. via
What foods are Jewish not allowed to eat?
Certain foods, notably pork, shellfish and almost all insects are forbidden; meat and dairy may not be combined and meat must be ritually slaughtered and salted to remove all traces of blood. Observant Jews will eat only meat or poultry that is certified kosher. via
Why did God want circumcision?
Circumcision was enjoined upon the biblical patriarch Abraham, his descendants and their slaves as "a token of the covenant" concluded with him by God for all generations, an "everlasting covenant" (Genesis 17:13), thus it is commonly observed by two (Judaism and Islam) of the Abrahamic religions. via
Who invented circumcision?
Circumcision was common, although not universal, among ancient Semitic people. Herodotus, writing in the 5th century BCE, lists first of all the Egyptians being the oldest people practicing circumcision, then Colchians, Ethiopians, Phoenicians, and Syrians as circumcising cultures. via
What happens at a brit bat?
The Simchat Bat ("celebration of the daughter") or Brit Bat (loosely, welcoming the new daughter into the covenant) are now becoming more common. The celebration typically consists of a communal welcoming, a naming done over a cup of wine with the quotation of appropriate Biblical verses, and traditional blessings. via
What happens at a Pidyon haben?
The pidyon haben (Hebrew: פדיון הבן) or redemption of the first-born (if male and not by caesarean) is a mitzvah in Judaism whereby a Jewish firstborn son is "redeemed" by use of silver coins. via
What does Brit mean in Hebrew?
The brit milah (Hebrew: בְּרִית מִילָה, pronounced [bʁit miˈla]; Ashkenazi pronunciation: [bʁis ˈmilə], "covenant of circumcision"; Yiddish pronunciation: bris [bʀɪs]) is a Jewish religious male circumcision ceremony. via
What religion does not eat shrimp?
Crustaceans and other seafood
Almost all types of non-piscine seafood, such as shellfish, lobster, shrimp or crayfish, are forbidden by Judaism because such animals live in water but do not have both fins and scales. via
What do Muslims not eat?
According to the Quran, the only foods explicitly forbidden are meat from animals that die of themselves, blood, the animals that eat meat or feed on meat or skin like pig (pork), snakes etc. is unlawful. via
What does Islam say about circumcision?
According to Shafi'i and Hanbali jurists both male and female circumcision are legally obligatory for Muslims, while Hanafi jurists consider circumcision to be recommendable exclusively for Muslim males on the seventh day after birth. via
What does God say about first borns?
Rabbinical interpretation. According to the pidyon haben (redemption of the firstborn), if the father and mother are both Israelites, the firstborn is required to be redeemed from a Kohen. The firstborn of a mother is referred to in the Bible (Exodus 13:2) as one who "opens the womb" of his mother. via
What is a first born son?
A firstborn (also known as an eldest child or sometimes firstling) is the first child born to in the birth order of a couple through childbirth. Historically, the role of the firstborn child has been socially significant, particularly for a firstborn son in patriarchal societies. via