Why Aren't Jewish Women Circumcised?: Gender And Covenant In Judaism
Why aren't Jewish women circumcised? This improbable question, first advanced by anti-Jewish Christian polemicists, is the point of departure for this wide-ranging exploration of gender and Jewishness in Jewish thought. With a lively command of a wide range of Jewish sources―from the Bible and the Talmud to the legal and philosophical writings of the Middle Ages to Enlightenment thinkers and moder...
Hardcover: 334 pages
Publisher: University of California Press; First edition (September 6, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2189766
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“One chapter of this book was assigned for a class I am taking. I started to read it (on reserve in library) and just bought the whole book. Shaye Cohen is an amazing scholar, writer and lecturer - especially for those with inquisitive minds....”
scholars―Shaye J. D. Cohen considers the varied responses to this provocative question and in the process provides the fullest cultural history of Jewish circumcision available.
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