archiac rites

From: Andrew Joelson (
Date: Tue 30 May 1995 - 02:52:34 EEST

Peter Metcalf wrote:
> Similar archaic
> pratices have survived for long periods of time (Jewish circumcision etc)

        Archaic? Is that why most western hospitals circumcise male babies? Gee, I thought it had something to do with general cleanliness and inhibiting disease.....

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