Foreskin Fact Checker Needed
In any case, what this remarkable judge does not grasp — or does not care about — is the fact that a male cannot be a Jew unless circumcised eight days after birth. (A separate rule applies to converts.) Jewish law is crystal clear on this and has been literally since the dawn of recorded time. Therefore, among other disadvantages, the male child could not be made a bar mitzvah at the age of 13, and would thus miss out on full membership in the Jewish faith.
Charles Lane needs a better fact-checker, brit milah is a biblical commandment that is required of every Jewish father, and if the father doesn’t circumcise his son, then the male himself is obligated to have himself circumcised when he becomes an adult, but an uncircumcised Jewish male is still 100% Jewish. People are born Jewish or convert to Judaism, circumcision is not the Jewish equivalent of baptism. His claim that “the male child could not be made a bar mitzvah at the age of 13, and would thus miss out on full membership in the Jewish faith” is also incorrect. There were rabbis who prohibited an uncircumcised boy from celebrating his becoming a bar mitzvah in the synagogue, but this was not because they weren’t Jewish, rather, it was in order to fight against those who didn’t circumcise their sons. For a discussion of this issue see this post by Rabbi Chaim Weiner and this responsum by Rabbi Solomon Freehoff.