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From Abraham to America A History of Jewish Circumcision

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ISBN-10: 0742516695

ISBN-13: 9780742516694

Edition: 2006

Authors: Eric Kline Silverman

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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, and ends with the current debate over Jewish and routine medical circumcision in America. This book is essential reading in Jewish studies, medical sociology, and Judaic studies/theology.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Introduction: Why There?
Abbreviations and Sources
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
About the Author