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    Burial for an uncircumcised male – Ask the Rabbi

    Q. Can an uncircumcised Jewish male be buried in a Jewish ceremony?

    A. Yes – but since circumcision is an essential part of Jewish identity the Chevra Kadisha, when preparing the body for burial, usually carries out a quiet, basic circumcision and remove the foreskin (without b’rachot or ceremony) if they see that the person has never had a b’rit milah. However, the number of Jewish babies whose parents do not give them a circumcision is very small.

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