Duchess Kate Middleton gave birth to a baby boy on Monday. The baby weighed in at 8 lb. 6oz.

No word yet if the local Rabbi will be called in to perform a circumcision.


It’s been the tradition of the British Royal Family for the past 150 years to circumcise their boys, though rumor has it that Princess Diana broke that tradition with William and Harry.


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  1. The Bible, Genesis 48:19-20
    And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great(UK): but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations(USA). And he blessed them that day, saying, In you shall Israel bless, saying, God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

    Isaiah 9:21
    Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: and they together shall be against Judah(Jesus). For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

    Isaiah 10:1-15, 24-25
    Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless! And what will you do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will you flee for help? and where will you leave your glory? Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. Ho Assyrian, the rod of my anger, and the staff in their hand is my indignation! I will send him against an hypocritical nation(Israel), and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. However, he(Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein, Jordan) means not so, neither does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few. For he said, Are not my princes altogether kings? Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus? As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria; Shall I not, as I have done to Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols? Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when God has performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria(Jordan), and the glory of his high looks. For he said, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man: And my hand has found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathers eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped. Shall the axe boast itself against him that hews therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shakes it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.

    Therefore thus said The GOD of hosts, “My people that dwell in Zion(Jesus), be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall strike you with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against you(WW3, great tribulation 42 months), after the manner of Egypt. For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and my anger in their destruction.”

    Isaiah 17:1-3
    The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid. The fortress(military stronghold) also shall cease from Ephraim(USA), and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, said The God of hosts.

  2. Absolutely disgusting title. I'm certain they have enough sense to not hack an important part of their son's genitals off. Diana was brave enough to stand up for the rights of her sons, and I'm sure Kate and William will too.

  3. Shameful. A couple has a healthy baby, and the first thing you think of is to convince them to force cutting on it. Even though they don't even follow your religion to begin with.

  4. Nothing wrong with the headline – it's the same thing that millions of people are wondering. There have been several pieces in the British press about it. It's been well-documented that Charles and his brothers were circumcised by a mohel.

  5. Well, the next time the JCRC and its ilk protest about being left alone to do their thing, it's worth trotting out this omnisemitic, tasteless call by the JP. They don't want to be left alone; they want to impose. What kind of outrage would there have been if a Christian newspaper headline said, "Quick, baptize him!" to the Israeli head of state's family on the occasion of a new son? And that doesn't even involve blood and disfiguring amputation.

  6. If that is true, it is because the Royal Family is always behind the times. Victoria is said to have had her sons circumcised because she thought she was descended from David (a British Israelite), but more likely because it was then being promoted to prevent masturbation. The fad took on among the British upper classes, but only to a limited extent, and faded away again with National Health and the loss of the profit motive. The rest of the British Empire took it up too, even more enthusiatically, and has given it up too – with no ill-effects.

  7. That's not a rumor, she did break the tradition. She refused to have any body parts cut off WIlliam and Harry. What kind of crappy journalism is this? There's a picture of Prince William's willy freely available online, and he has a natural penis.

    Men who are intact almost never circumcise their sons since they know how good their penis feels, but more and more men who have been circumcised are leaving their sons as G-d made them: perfect.

  8. What kind of sick minds use the opportunity of a child's birth to promote genital mutilation?

    Much respect for Jews who are rethinking this barbarity and welcoming their male children without violating, cutting and harming them!

  9. What kind of sick minds use the opportunity of a child's birth to promote genital mutilation?

    Much respect for Jews who are rethinking this barbarity and welcoming their male children without violating, cutting and harming them!

  10. WTF, William is Intact like a majority of young men in the UK. He can thank Princess Di for breaking with Queen Victoria's blood sacrifice tradition.

  11. Ok so don't circumcise your own sons but live & let live. It's a necessary part of the Jewish religion (explanation is in the bible). Jews don't push circumcision on others so don't push your beliefs on us! And male circumcision is not the same as 'female circumcision' which IS mutilation & something Jews do not do. BTW, you are all commenting on a Jewish newspaper, of course they will make reference to circumcision – go read a Christian newspaper if u don't like it!

  12. The biblical circumcision was a slight dorsal slit. the circumcision done today is removal of the entire foreskin. Either way, it's wrong. Your religion ends where someone else's body begins. A child does not have a religion no matter how many times he/she is baptized. It is still not the childs religion until they are old enough to make the choice for themselves.

  13. Ira L. Jacobson No one is anti-Jewish. People are pro human rights and anti genital mutilation of newborns. Mind the difference.
    But I guess it's much more convenient to scream antisemitism, isn't it? Because then you don't have to think about what exactly you are doing, right?

  14. Your information is wrong. Her maternal grandmother had a father named Goldsmith. The name doesn't make him Jewish, but even if it did, there's no indication that anyone else in her family was. Kate is not Jewish.

  15. Ira L. Jacobson You're implying that God makes mistakes. Any God of mine does not and it's more hutzpa to suggest that his creation should need any alteration.

  16. Circumcision is a decision made by parents and other relatives. Brit Mila is for Jewish males and is generally a harmless procedure. It should be performed on 8th day provided that there are no medical contraindications.

  17. All these crazy intactivists eat their meat raw, only eat wheat grain right off the stalk, sit on the beach with no suntan lotion, and never get inoculated, because everything God makes is best in its whole, natural state, and there's no room for improvement.

  18. I'm SOOOO tired of ignorance & narrowmindedness! Pls Ms Jenkins don't tell me what my bible says. 1. Jewish women give birth to Jewish children whether the mom follows Judaism or not – we believe the child's soul is Jewish & that can't be washed away by baptism to another faith. 2. Jewish males are born imperfect. Only thru the work of our hands can we perfect ourselves (through performing good deeds, symbolically through circumcision). 3. Jewish females are born with perfect bodies & do not need any kind of circumsicion. 4. Jews do not advocate circumcision for anyone else – so do what u please with your sons. 5. Medically it's healthier – look it up. 6. Since converting to Judaism, I have become MORE tolerant of other religions not LESS. most religions advocate the universal truth of becoming closer to G-d through prayer & good deeds towards your fellow man… etc. & I respect everyone's journey towards that end even if another's spiritual ceremonies seem strange to me so I wish you wisdom, closeness to G-d & shalom: wholeness & peace!

  19. Perhaps people are not reading this correctly… it says 'for the past 150 years';.
    WHAT part of 150 years do people not understand? This is the royal family's artificial claim to being the 'true sons of Israel' in a form of replacement racism connecting they themselves to the Holy Land and not the Jewish people. It has been going on for more than 2 centuries, not just 150 years.

  20. It is an Old Testament blood ritual (much like sacrificing an animal), which Christ's blood shed washed away the need for in the New Testament. 😉 For those that follow the NT anyways.

  21. My meat is cooked, my grains bleached, living in a desert/mountain area with my pale skin, and a whole son. Because his body isn't mine to improve, if he thinks some part if his body needs improvement I'll support him. But I will not alter him to what I prefer. I think tattoos & piercings are an improvement, yet I do one of those & I'd go to jail for abuse. But I can permanently alter his penis & that's ok? Weird.

  22. James, what are u talking about? Can a man not perform sexually after a circumcision? Does it stunt his penile growth? Isn't there proof that circumcised men have fewer diseases & cancers down there? It is nothing like 'female circumcision' AKA mutilation!

  23. What important part does it serve? Hm, collect bacterium & viruses in the smegma & keeping them moist & warm so the boy is more likely to get & spread diseases like Gonorrhea & HIV?! Sounds great, have at it! Enjoy! Circumcision certainly doesn't make anyone impotent.

  24. April, I despise tattoos & piercings but if that's what you want to do to your body, it's none of my business. And it's your business to not circumcise your boy so now mind your own business & stay out of ours. Go bother the Muslims, I'm sure they'll listen to your mindless rhetoric.

  25. Kathy Rickard You switched from "your body" to "your boy" but "your" means two very different things. It'll illegal to tattoo "your" boy or to pierce his genitals.

  26. Kathy Rickard Actually it can. There's no dotted line and doctors (and mohelim) may or may not remove the frenulum (which circumcised men call "the male G-spot" but is actually just a remnant of a band of nerves running round the inside of the foreskin) depending on their skill or whim, with the true outcome unknown for 20 years or so. More and more men are speaking out about how circumcision has seriously damaged their sexual functioning. And everything you say about intact male genitalia is true in spades of female.

  27. The whole discussion about a royal circumcision is nothing than a foolish idea.
    I am not british' but a jew who believes that the royal family is intitled to have.
    their own private life. Let we wish them a "mazel tov" and that is all. Paul

  28. Kathy: In answer to your questions.

    1) Most circumcised men can perform sexually and reproduce, however, a recent Danish study found a 4.5x higher rate of ED in circumcised men compared to genitally intact men. Also Pfizer's own figures show half (47%) of worldwide Viagra sales are to the (mostly circumcised) US, which is only 4.5% of the world's population. A circumcised man is irrevocably harmed and sexually diminished.

    2) Yes, actually. An Australian condom sizing study made the surprise discovery that the penises of circumcised men were narrower and 8mm shorter on average compared to normal, sexually complete men.

    3) The looong list of claimed health benefits from circumcision exist solely in biased and self interested studies and not in the real world. It's this simple; Circumcising America has the worst sexual health, including the highest rate of HIV (3% of adults in Washington DC) in the developed world, while countries with near-zero rates of circumcision (Japan, Sweden, Finland etc.) having the best sexual health in the developed world.

    4) Are you sure about that…?

  29. Lady Catherine of Cambridge is Jewish on her mother and grandmother's side, which makes Baby Prince Cambridge Jewish! Hence, the Brit Milah in this case is very meaningful. Besides, it is interesting to note that he was born on Tu B'Av – the Day of Love and that a huge super moon was visible that night. Mazel Tov Siman Tov. Britain had a Jewish Prime Minister, Benjamin D'Israeli, who served four terms of office under HRH Queen Victoria. Seems like Tikkun for the Brits here <3.

  30. The son of William and Kate is not a Jew and won't be one in the future if he wants to become King of England because "the Sovereign holds the title 'Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England'" (www.royal.gov.uk). A Jew can't be a governor of any church. So the pure racial aspect is the only thing that remains. To those who claim this biological nonsense I can only say: challenge your attitude!

  31. I have read her lineage on both parents side,and found no evidence of any Jewish connection at all.Correct me if I'm wrong please with factual evidence.If it were true I don't think that she would have allowed to marry into the royal family.

  32. It's not a question of performance it's a question of sensitivity and enjoyment. The foreskin is the most sensitive part of the penis (Sorrells, 2007). The hygiene arguments are as laughable as when people use them to justify female circumcision.

  33. It's not a question of performance it's a question of sensitivity and enjoyment. The foreskin is the most sensitive part of the penis (Sorrells, 2007). The hygiene arguments are as laughable as when people use them to justify female circumcision.

  34. Anti-circumcision groups seem to forget that it is up to William & Kate as to whether they circumcise their son. It is none of their business. And why are they so focused on complaining about the Royal Baby being circumcised? There are millions of boys who are circumcised every day, including the MAJORITY of non-Jewish boys in America, for medical reasons.

  35. Kathy Rickard So your child has already a lot of sex? If not you say no reason why you should not wait until he can decide for himrself. Additionally It is highly questionable that it really protects. He better takes a condom. 😉

  36. Bravo, Rebecca! And I support the right of parents to choose to circumcise their daughters too if a culuure fo female genital cutting prevails in their country and it is the parents' choice.
    I'm tired of people pushing parental rights to cut the penis of baby boys, but rejecting what should be the right of parents to cut the genitalia of their baby girls. In the Middle East, female circumcision is promoted as an enahnecment to female hygiene in the same way that male circumcision is promoted in the USA.

  37. Kathy, circumcision has no benefits whatsoever. Even if it did (it categorically doesn't) , it should be left up to the person who owns the penis to make the decision. Anything else is child abuse. It's mutilation, by definition, and IS the same as FGM. You are simply culturally conditioned to accept it because it is legal. It is a primitive sacrificial rite that destroys sexual sensitivity. I know, because my boyfriend had it done in his teens and knows the difference. He desperately wishes he could turn the clock back. JAmes is correct. All the science is there–the foreskin and frenulum are the most sensitive parts of the penis. There is no hygiene argument. An odour emanating from the penis is natural, just as an odour in the vagina is natural. You know I'm right about this, because I have the facts and logic on my side. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/03/prweb512999.htm

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