Circumcision is an ancient sign of identity for Jewish males, which has been practised throughout the generations.

Liberal Judaism has always recognised the importance of circumcision as a symbol of the covenant and a mark of Jewish identity.

However, it also accepts that there are grounds for questioning the practice, and that some parents choose not to circumcise their sons for reasons of conscience

You should speak to your rabbi and a Liberal Jewish mohel, such as Dr Howard Cohen.

Howard is a full-time Officer of Liberal Judaism and his website has lots of practical, medical and religious advice around circumcision. You can find it at