From Abraham to America: A History of Jewish Circumcision

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2006 - 303 oldal
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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Circumcision Creation and the Cosmic Phallus
1
Covenantal Corporeality or Was Adam Circumcised?
15
Circumcision and the Mark of Cain
33
The Life and Times of Abraham
49
The Bloody Bridegroom
75
Lilith Yarmulkes and the Eye of Circumcision
99
The Jewish Circumcision Ceremony
117
Circumcision AntiSemitism and Christs Foreskin
145
Circumcision Contentions in Contemporary Judaism
177
Old Whine in New Foreskins AntiJudaism in the Contemporary Debate over Medical Circumcision
213
Conclusion
241
Bibliography
247
Index
289
About the Author
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Eric Silverman is associate professor of anthropology at DePauw University.

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