From Abraham to America: A History of Jewish Circumcision

From Abraham to America: A History of Jewish Circumcision

By: Eric Silverman (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Eric Silverman is associate professor of anthropology at DePauw University.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742516694
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780742516694
  • weight: 503
  • ISBN10: 0742516695

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