Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Science Validates the Torah Again

We were right all along.
                             
This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics published the following policy statement concerning circumcision:

Systematic evaluation of English-language peer-reviewed literature from 1995 through 2010 indicates that preventive health benefits of elective circumcision of male newborns outweigh the risks of the procedure. Benefits include significant reductions in the risk of urinary tract infection in the first year of life and, subsequently, in the risk of heterosexual acquisition of HIV and the transmission of other sexually transmitted infections.

In other words, leading researchers in the field have concluded that circumcision is a good thing.

In ancient times, the Greeks and Romans bitterly opposed circumcision. Likewise the atheistic Soviet government suppressed circumcision. In recent years atheists such as Christopher Hitchens have bitterly denounced the practice as child abuse.

After thousands of years of insults, as well as thousands of innocent Jews put to death for practicing this mitzvah, the eternal wisdom of the Torah is now being validated by science.