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From Abraham to America: A History of Jewish Circumcision

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

Despite not being able to fully resolve the fact that his son's birth was celebrated with a special ceremony and his daughter's was not, Silverman (anthropology, Jewish studies, DePauw U.) offers a balanced perspective on issues surrounding circumcision as the paramount symbol of male Jewish identity. In biblical, psychoanalytic, and health contexts, he discusses Jews' ambivalence toward circumcision and circumcision's relation to views on sexuality and society, antisemitism, Christ's crucifixion as a replacement covenant with God, and medical debates over it. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780742516694
Author:
Silverman, Eric Kline
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject:
History
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
Judaism - Rituals & Practice
Subject:
Antisemitism
Subject:
Circumcision - Religious aspects - Judaism
Subject:
Judaism-Rituals and Practice
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
303
Dimensions:
9.04x6.08x.99 in. 1.11 lbs.

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