Of course, the great majority of non-Jewish boys of Clinton's generation in America were circumcised at the age of 4 days in hospitals. Now it is starting to change, unfortunately.
In addition, Jewish circumcision involves two steps, 1. cutting the foreskin, and 2. pushing back the membrane. Do hospitals do both?
As far as I know, that type of medical circumcision doesn't count for conversion unless it is done in the proper spirit, with the proper intention, with a Brachah - although I would agree with you, it is better than nothing.
The question is: does circumcision done for medical , and not religious reasons, count as a Brit Milah? When a non-Jew who already had a medical circumcision converts, they remove a drop of blood, as far as I know.
So the question is: which circumcision qualifies a man for the attendance to the Seder: simply medical circumcision, or full-fledged Brit Mila?
I think we should ask a knowledgeable rabbi what it means re: attendance to a Seder, i.e. Korban Pessach. That is a very good question. I will forward this question to one of the many rabbis on this panel.
Monica Lewinsky said BILL Clinton was circumcised.........who would refute a statement from a nice-jewish-girl......he he he
Very nice, I agree...there is only a slight, little problem:
NON-JEWS, ARELIM ( uncircumcised according to Torah) ARE ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE KORBAN PESSACH. And the Seder is a substitute for the Korban Pessach , until the Temple is rebuilt and the Pessach sacrifice is reinstated.
So Mr. Giuliani, Ms. Clinton and Mr. Gore would be better advised to go watch another game, during those few precious hours of the remembrance of The Exodus from Egypt, and the Afikoman - that is, UNLESS they convert, and the men go through a Brit Mila.
That is an absolute Torah Law, ask any rabbi.
remember Sandy Kaufax of the Dodger's.....he refused to Pitch on yom Kippor!ha ha ha ..........ETHow 'bout' them Jews????Baseball schedule- you gotta love it!
I liked reading this!
RED SOX HOME OPENER POSTPONED FOR PASSOVER
RED SOX GENERAL MANAGER-THEO EPSTEIN ANNOUNCED THAT THE BOSTON RED SOX HOME OPENER WILL BE POSTPONED TO APRIL 14TH..TO AVOID THE 10 DAYS OF PASSOVER.
HE NOTED, BECAUSE 3 OF HIS STARTERS WERE JEWISH AS WERE HIS BOX SEAT HOLDERS, HE WAS FORCED TO MAKE THIS CHANGE IN SCHEDULING.
THE GOYIM (non-Jews) IN BOSTON ARE ENRAGED AT EPSTEIN'S DECISION..
PROTESTS ARE BEING TENDERED TO THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL'S OFFICE IN PROTEST...HOWEVER, BUD SELIG-COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ADDRESS THESE PROTESTS --MAINLY DUE TO A SCHEDULING PROBLEM...CAUSED BY THE FAMILY SEDERS HE AND MRS SELIG WILL BE OCCUPPIED WITH.
YES..THIS IS AN AMAZING COUNTRY.
ALSO UNABLE TO ATTEND THE OPENER WERE:
AL GORE..ALSO UNAVAILABLE-AS HE WILL ATTEND SEDER AT HIS SON IN LAW'S HOME
BILL AND HILARY CLINTON-ALSO AT SEDER AT THE HOME OF THEIR DAUGHTER'S 'STEADY',
EX MAYOR OF NYC-GUILIANI..WHOSE WIFE WILL BE BUSY PREPARING THEIR SEDER