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From Abraham to America: A History of Jewish Circumcision [Paperback]

By Eric Kline Silverman (Author)
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Item description for From Abraham to America: A History of Jewish Circumcision by Eric Kline Silverman...

Silverman's new book is a comprehensive overview of Jewish circumcision throughout history. Beginning with Genesis, the author traces paradoxes and tensions in biblical-Jewish circumcision as seen both within Judaism and from the dominant, non-Jewish culture. Topics include rabbinic literature, early Christianity, Medieval notions of menstruating Jewish men and the blood libel, the relic of ChristOs foreskin, modern notions of the Jewish body and Jewish manhood, and the current debate over Jewish and routine medical circumcision in America.

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  • Reference and Research Bk News - 11/01/2006 page 21

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Studio: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Pages   336
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.04" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.99"
Weight:   1.11 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 28, 2006
Publisher   Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
ISBN  0742516695  
ISBN13  9780742516694  

Availability  103 units.
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1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Politics > General
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6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Judaism > History of Religion
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Excellent comprehensive review of a controversial subject.  Dec 26, 2007
An excellent comprehensive review of a subject historically and spiritually rich in meaning.
Extensively researched and informative. Includes spiritual and mystical aspects of this multicultural ritual and its importance beyond physical or medical dimensions that are usually discussed or more likely, debated.
A must for the shelves of all medical libraies.

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