It has been reported that Madonna intends to circumcise her adopted 1-year-old son, in the name of Kabbalah. The natural father objects. This is understandable since he is a Christian and over 85% of the world's Christians are intact. Circumcision is not practiced in Malawi, Africa, where the boy is from. It would certainly be outrageous if an African adopted a US baby and took it to Africa for genital mutilation.
Circumcision is not part of Kabbalah, as Kabbalah scholar Benny Halfon recently wrote: "to practice Kabbalah in your life you don’t have to change anything, just treat others with human dignity, this is the essence of Kabbalah."
As shown in this 20-minute video by Doctors Opposing Circumcision (http://www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.org/video/prepuce.html), the foreskin has great value and removing it is a violation of an infant's human right to bodily integrity, as recognized by the United Nations: http://www.cirp.org/library/ethics/UN-convention/
Over 80% of the world does not practice circumcision http://www.circumstitions.com/Maps.html and less than 5% of UK boys are being circumcised. Even in the US, the rate of infant cutting is dropping; close to 50/50 overall and below 30% in western states.
NO NATIONAL HEALTH ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD recommends routine circumcision http://www.cirp.org/library/statements/.
Madonna, as a highly regarded proponent of frankness with respect to human sensuality, should know better than to condone the non-consensual amputation of genital tissues from a minor, least of all from someone she pledges to personally care for.
Madonna, please leave your newly adopted son intact and proclaim to the world that intactness is every child's right.