It has occurred to me that this month marks the one year birthday of my blog.
It amazes me how it has taken form. How much it has changed and how it continues to surprise me.
My readership continues to grow. It’s still a small amount of people reading it, but in the beginning I was lucky to get 8 visitors a day. Now it’s more like 30 people a day. Last week I had a surge of over 100 people on one particular day.
That same day, I also received my first comments from someone I didn’t know and it wasn’t computer generated spam.
I wasn’t sure what I should do with it, should I trash it or accept it? In the end I realized I had finally hit on a topic that people cared about. A controversial topic that effected people outside of my circle of friends. So I accepted the comments, though one upset me a bit.
The two comments were for my Double Bris blog.
One was not very nice, something about our poor children being born to parents who were willing to mutilate them. But one peaked my interest. It talked about a more progressive way to have a Bris. They call it a Brit Shalom. It is a ceremony for Jews who don’t believe in circumcision. It really made me think about a religious ritual that I always assumed was essential.
There a whole movement out there of people who are changing their thoughts about circumcision. You can read more about it here… Jews Against Circumcision.
Obviously it’s too late to do anything different. And even so I’m not sure if I would change my mind. But it really got me thinking about the practice of circumcision. What was the reason for it? And was it still necessary?Pin It