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Cut: Slicing Through the Myths of Circumcision Debuts in Portland

Jewish Intactivist Eli Ungar-Sargon is doing a showing of his film tomorrow night in Portland.

For more info you can visit the film's website at

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - A showing of "Cut: Slicing Through the Myths of Circumcision" and a discussion with independent filmmaker Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon, takes place Wednesday night at Central Lutheran Church The event will include a critical examination of the ethics of male infant circumcision in contemporary society and within the Jewish faith.

Cut: Slicing Through the Myths of Circumcision is a powerful film. It takes a critical look at circumcision, and specifically at how it's viewed within the Jewish community. The film will be show in Portland tomorrow night, at Central Lutheran Church from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

It explores the conflict between personal ethics and what some people have been told is a religious obligation. Below, you can watch a one hour abridged version of this film to get a sense of how it can open people's eyes.

For more info you can visit the film's website at and see videos of discussions at previous screenings. You can check out the Facebook event for the tour here.

Thanks to the many generous contributions of our members, we are now able to have the film maker Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon go on a nation-wide tour and have screenings and discussions in more than twenty-five cities and towns.

His presence will help us draw large and diverse crowds, and enable many people to think about this issue in a whole new way for the first time ever. (Or maybe just really think about it at all for the first time.) It will also allow us to start building a large grassroots activist base around the country.

We reached our fundraising goal, but we are still taking donations to help cover any unexpected costs. Any donations that aren't used in the tour will be put toward future projects at The WHOLE Network.

26-Oct Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave. Portland, OR 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. Film starts at 7:00 PM.

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