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Old 03-16-2014, 03:56 PM
 
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You go through a "mock" circumcision where a drop of blood is taken from the scar of the origional circumcision to fulfill the ritual requirement. It is called a hatafat dam brit.
What does "hatafat dam brit" mean?
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:59 PM
 
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Good question. The Hebrew word "hatafah" has the dual meaning of dripping/leaking and preaching/exhortation.

"dam brit" means "blood of covenant".

Therefore "hatafat dam brit" means "dripping/preaching of the blood of the covenant"
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:21 PM
 
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Good question. The Hebrew word "hatafah" has the dual meaning of dripping/leaking and preaching/exhortation.

"dam brit" means "blood of covenant".

Therefore "hatafat dam brit" means "dripping/preaching of the blood of the covenant"
Or more simply "drop of the blood of the covenant".
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:09 PM
 
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Or more simply "drop of the blood of the covenant".
But women can't be circumcised. What does this mean to Jewish women? Are they in the covenant or not?
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:23 PM
 
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But women can't be circumcised. What does this mean to Jewish women? Are they in the covenant or not?
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As the covenant requires blood from the foreskin and only men have penises, only men are circumcised. Jewish women are part of the covenant without it; if they convert, they need to appear in front of a beit din (rabbinical court) and immerse in a mikvah (ritual bath or natural water).
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:40 PM
 
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The Conversion Process
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Considering Conversion - My Jewish Learning

As the covenant requires blood from the foreskin and only men have penises, only men are circumcised. Jewish women are part of the covenant without it; if they convert, they need to appear in front of a beit din (rabbinical court) and immerse in a mikvah (ritual bath or natural water).
You said you converted from Christianity to Judaism. If you had been a Christian, that would mean you had been baptized by the priest as an initiation of Christian life. When you converted to Judaism, did you ask your old church that baptized you to remove you from the baptismal register to reflect the fact that you are not Christian? What happened to your baptismal certificate? Did you discard that?
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:47 PM
 
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You said you converted from Christianity to Judaism. If you had been a Christian, that would mean you had been baptized by the priest as an initiation of Christian life. When you converted to Judaism, did you ask your old church that baptized you to remove you from the baptismal register to reflect the fact that you are not Christian? What happened to your baptismal certificate? Did you discard that?
I was a Baptist; they see baptism differently than Catholics, they have no priests, no central organization, and no "baptismal register". I haven't seen my certificate of baptism in a decade, I have no clue what happened to it.
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:40 PM
 
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I was a Baptist; they see baptism differently than Catholics, they have no priests, no central organization, and no "baptismal register". I haven't seen my certificate of baptism in a decade, I have no clue what happened to it.
I think it went on a rocket ship into outer space MOD CUT. You're all set now.

A freilichen Purim.

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Old 03-16-2014, 09:43 PM
 
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Mormons live in outer space?
Don't they teach you anything at those reformed temples of yours?
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:56 PM
 
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