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May 7 2014

The Kid-Dish: Alicia Silverstone Explains Why She Nixed The Bris

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All the Jewish celebrity parent gossip you (n)ever wanted to know.alicia-silverstone

-In her new book, “The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning,” Alicia Silverstone explains why she decided against circumcizing her son, Bear. The anti-circumsion site Beyond the Bris offers this quote:

“I was raised Jewish, so the second my parents found out that they had a male grandchild, they wanted to know when we’d be having a bris (the Jewish circumcision ceremony traditionally performed 8 days after a baby is born),” she writes. “When I said we weren’t having one, my dad got a bit worked up. But my thinking was: If little boys were supposed to have their penises ‘fixed,’ did that mean we were saying that God made the body imperfect?”

While the rest of the book offers some questionable medical advice, Silverstone’s view on circumcision is becoming increasingly widespread among Jewish families.  (JTA)

(If you decided not to circumcize your son, we want to hear from you. Send your story to info@kveller.com).

-Ginnifer Goodwin is an adorable looking pregnant lady. See her head out to lunch in Beverly Hills with her husband Josh Dallas looking radiant and ginormous as ever.  The “Once Upon a Time” actress was also super funny on Letterman the other day. Check out the video of her explaining her ketubah problems to the outgoing late night television host. (Daily Mail)

-On a sadder note, it turns out heroin probably did play a role in Peaches Geldof’s untimely death. The 25-year-old mom of two, who was the daughter of Bob Geldof, seemed to have put her partying life behind her and embraced motherhood when she died suddenly last month. (Hollywood Life)

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