The case of ostensibly forbidden circumcision in Germany still echoes in some corridors of theological power. The corridors almost emptied by now, since the seriousness of the case was seriously exaggerated, and the cutting in Germany will continue as usual for all who are bent (?) on it.
Jim Wald, who blogs on To Find the Principles and contributes (rather too infrequently) to Times of Israel, produced a veritable treaty on the whole subject of circumcision, and it's a joy to read from the beginning to the end. At least once. My only contribution (I am not up to remarks) will be this:
Just to illustrate something mentioned in the article.
And from the news: a turn about by AAP:
American Academy of Pediatrics: Circumcise It!
In a new policy report published Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed the procedure and its medical benefits for the first time, urging third-party insurance providers to cover the cuts. The landmark guidelines come on the heels of a surprising study published last week by Johns Hopkins researchers, which linked declining rates in circumcision in recent years to rising health-care costs—and a measurable spike in sexually-transmitted infections.
So, ladies and gentlemen: cut it out. And cut it off.