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From Abraham to America : a history of Jewish circumcision

Author: Eric Kline Silverman
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an overview of Jewish circumcision throughout history. Beginning with "Genesis", this book traces paradoxes and tensions in biblical-Jewish circumcision as seen both within Judaism and from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Kline Silverman
ISBN: 0742516687 9780742516687 0742516695 9780742516694
OCLC Number: 63692741
Description: xxxii, 303 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Circumcision, creation, and the cosmic phallus --
Covenantal corporeality; or, was Adam circumcised? --
Circumcision and the mark of Cain --
The life and times of Abraham --
The bloody bridegroom --
Lilith, yarmulkes, and the eye of circumcision --
The Jewish circumcision ceremony --
Circumcision, anti-semitism, and Christ's foreskin --
Circumcision contentions in contemporary Judaism --
Old whine in new foreskins: anti-Judaism in the contemporary debate over medical circumcision.
Responsibility: Eric Kline Silverman.

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