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Why Aren't Jewish Women Circumcised?: Gender and Covenant in Judaism


"This book represents engaged scholarship at its very best. Cohen presents the vast range of texts at his command with brevity and wit. Elegantly written, this is a very stimulating book that is sure to provoke admiration, discussion, and controversy."--David Biale, author of "Cultures of the Jews" "A distinguished and wide-ranging work of scholarship. Cohen's definitive discussion of the covenant of circumcision enhances our understanding of Jewish identity formation, women's status in Judaism, Jewish-Christian polemic, ...

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    • Title: Why Aren't Jewish Women Circumcised? by Shaye J. D. Cohen
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780520212503, 0520212509
    • eText ISBN: 9780520920491
    • Edition: 2005 1st edition
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