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December 31, 2013 12:29 pm

Celebrity Stylist Rachel Zoe Tweets Family Photos After Her Son’s Circumcision

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Celebrity fashion stylist Rachel Zoe at her son's brit milah. Photo: Screenshot / Twitter.

Celebrity fashion stylist Rachel Zoe at her son's brit milah. Photo: Screenshot / Twitter.

Celebrity fashion stylist Rachel Zoe late on Monday tweeted a family picture after the bris milah (circumcision) of her son, Kaius Jagger Berman.

“My incredible family celebrating the birth of baby Kaius Jagger #perfectday,” she Tweeted to her 1.7 million Twitter followers.

In the photograph, the family is standing behind a table displaying items used in the bris ceremony, including a silver kiddush cup, used to offer the blessing over the wine, a tallit, the Jewish prayer shall, and the typical velvet tallit bag, as well as a document that appears to be a certificate to further memorialize the day.

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In the photo, standing beside the Bravo television star was her husband, Rodger Berman, their first born son, Skyler, now two years old, Rachel’s mother, Leslie Rosenzweig, her sister, Pamela Glassman, and her sister’s children, Sophie and Luke, according to the UK Daily Mail on Tuesday.

Last week, Zoe Tweeted to her followers: “So excited to welcome our baby boy into the world…he’s 7 lbs 12 oz, beautiful, healthy and we couldn’t be happier.”

And she wrote on her website: “As loyal readers of The Zoe Report, I wanted you to be the first to see a picture of the beautiful new addition to our family, Kaius Jagger Berman, aka ‘Kai.’ Rodger, Skyler and I are madly in love and will be happily hibernating for the next couple of weeks. Thank you for all of your kind words, as they mean so much to us.”

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  • Jonathon Conte

    What a nauseating and horrific story. The phsyical and sexual abuse of a child should be condemnded, not celebrated. These parents are delusional.

  • Keren

    1) female genital mutilation is just that – depending on the custom it is performed by slicing off a girl’s clitoris & then sewing closed her labial lips, leaving only a small hole for urine & menstrual blood to escape.

    2) A bris is performed on a eight-day-old infant. The knife use is surgical steel, sharpened to a razor’s edge. Most infants cry when their diapers are opened – I have seen numerous boys, including my own son, drop off to sleep while the cut is made.

    3) The American Academy of Pediatrics recently came out with new guidelines, encouraging circumcision once again. The health benefits far outweigh any risks & it is less painful thn getting a vaccination.

    The circumcision is an almost painless procedure, which has been performed on infant boys for thousands of years

    • Lincoln

      No, you’re trying to compare the worst instance of female cutting, properly called infibulation, with the least invasive of male.

      But let me put it to you thus.

      In places like Malaysia, the traditional female cutting is to slice a piece of skin 1mm square off the girl’s clitoral hood; less invasive than removing an entire male foreskin, I am sure you will agree. Still 100% illegal in the USA! however…

      Let me say I wish to give my infant daughter a hoodectomy (removal of the clitoral hood only) and labiaplasty (trimming back the outer labia) on my bris is eight-day-old infant daughter.
      The knife use is surgical steel, sharpened to a razor’s edge.
      Of course, most infants cry when their diapers are opened – Girls no less than boys, so if she screams, it must be because of this.
      Let me say I have seen numerous girls, including my own daughter, drop off to sleep while the cut is made.

      Would you be fine with my doing this?

      After all, I haven’t done ANYTHING to the clitoris but permanently expose it, I have used surgical steel implements in a sterile hospital environment, I haven’t stitched anything up.

      So you have no cause for anger, correct?

      In fact, why don’t you get your own clitoral hood removed and your labia trimmed back? Less folds is cleaner- less places for bacteria to gather! And it’ll be less painful than getting a vaccination.

  • Mark Lyndon

    Why is illegal to make a pinprick on a girl’s genitals, but considered acceptable to cut parts of a boy’s penis off?

    Not all Jewish people believe in infant circumcision. Brit Shalom is an alternative naming ceremony to celebrate the birth of baby boys to Jewish families. These are just some of the sites run by Jewish people opposed to infant circumcision:

    http://www.jewishcircumcision.org
    http://www.jewsagainstcircumcision.org
    http://www.circumcision.org
    http://www.beyondthebris.com
    http://www.britshalom.org

  • James Ketter

    I am always amazed that parents are proud of performing a painful, permanent genital modification on their helpless children. I look forward to the day people like this choke on that pride. I weep for that helpless babe.
    More and more Jewish parents are choosing to welcome their sons to the faith with a Brit Shalom ceremony. It honors the covenant without the sacrifice of the flesh.
    I wouldn’t be celebrating the maiming and scarification of my infant. I would be far too ashamed.

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