Why aren't Jewish women circumcised? This improbable question, first advanced by anti-Jewish Christian polemicists, is the point of departure for this wide-ranging exploration of gender and Jewishness in Jewish thought. With a lively command of a wide range of Jewish sources from the Bible and the Talmud to the legal and philosophical writings of the Middle Ages to Enlightenment thinkers and modern scholars Shaye J. D. Cohen considers the varied responses to this provocative question and in the process provides the fullest cultural history of Jewish circumcision available.q... of Gehenna, but it does not rescue the man who has had intercourse with a gentile woman. The foreskin of this man has been drawn down, so that Abraham does not recognize him to be circumcised and he is left to endure his punishment .
|Title||:||Why Aren't Jewish Women Circumcised? Gender and Covenant In Judaism|
|Author||:||Shaye J. D. Cohen|
|Publisher||:||Univ of California Press - 2005|