Covenant of blood : circumcision and gender in rabbinic Judaism (Book, 1996) []
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Covenant of blood : circumcision and gender in rabbinic Judaism

Covenant of blood : circumcision and gender in rabbinic Judaism

Author: Lawrence A Hoffman
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1996
Series: Chicago studies in the history of Judaism
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A study to examine why circumcision holds such an important place in the Jewish psyche. The text traces the symbolism of circumcision through history, examining its evolution as a symbol of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence A Hoffman
ISBN: 0226347834 9780226347837 0226347842 9780226347844
OCLC Number: 476302564
Description: 256 s
Contents: 1: Circumcision as Symbol in the Jewish Psyche 2: Bible and Birth: Some Priestly Public Meanings 3: Interlude from Priests to Rabbis: Origins of a Liturgy 4: Reconstructing the Rite 5: Reconstructing the Rabbinic Meaning System 6: Wine, Blood, and Salvation in Rabbinic Judaism 7: Blood, Salvation, Works, and Faith: Circumcision in Early Judaism and Christianity 8: Gender Opposition in Rabbinic Judaism: Free-flowing Blood in a Culture of Control 9: Control and Transformation: "The Raw and the Cooked" in Rabbinic Culture 10: Women's Spirituality and the Presence of Mothers in Rabbinic Ritual 11: Medieval Rabbinism and the Ritual Marginalization of Women Afterword: Brit or Milah? Circumcision in American Culture Notes Index
Series Title: Chicago studies in the history of Judaism
Responsibility: Lawrence A. Hoffman


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