1. as a russian, no one should ever call borscht a sub-par food. it is delicious. so so so delicious. 2. honestly, the only thing that upsets me about any part of the jewish faith is circumcision. it’s a needless blood ritual that has no place in modern world. this also applies to muslim circumcision, routine male circumcision and female circumcision. obviously, if its medically required then sure, but otherwise, leave the mohel at the temple and let the boy decide for himself. it is his body. he should get a say in the matter. if i had to wait until 18 to get a tattoo (actually, a pretty religious tattoo at that), a boy should get a few years to decide if he wants to part with his foreskin. that is literally the only thing i don’t understand about 2/3 major abrahamic religions…the obsession with circumcision. i mean, i understand it in the context of the torah (my boyfriend is jewish and explained it to me), but it doesn’t sit well with me in the year 2013 (or 5773 in the hebrew calendar). and please don’t think of me as anti-semetic just because i vehemently disagree with circumcision. it is just one thing i disagree with.