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Who was the first Jew to be ritually circumcised?

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Circumcision was the first commandment given by G-d to Abraham, the first Jew, and is central to Judaism. Abraham, the father of the Jewish People, had for many years served G-d righteously, yet it was only after he circumcised himself by G-d's command at the age of 99 that he was able to reach the ultimate level of Biblical perfection of "and you shall be perfect".1

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  • 1. Genesis 17:1.

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First Jew, and first of our three Patriarchs. Born into a pagan society in Mesepotamia in 1812 BCE, he discovered monethieism on his own. He was told by G-d to journey to the Land of Canaan where he and his wife Sarah would give birth to the Jewish People.
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