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 “Offering Incense to Heaven”: Jewish Circumcision in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The traditional Jewish circumcision rite, created during the medieval period but preserved today by many Orthodox Jews, emphasizes bloodshed, sacrifice, and sexual purity. Medieval Jewish ... More


Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Leonard B. Glick

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book traces the history of male infant circumcision from its origins in ancient Judea, through centuries of Christian condemnation and Jewish defense, to its current role in American culture and ... More


A Canonical History of Jewish Circumcision

Shaye J. D. Cohen

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520212503
eISBN:
9780520920491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520212503.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides a history of Jewish male circumcision, from the Bible to the Talmud, to the high Middle Ages, analyzing changes in meaning, ritual, and surgical practice relying on different ... More


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

Shaye Cohen

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520212503
eISBN:
9780520920491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520212503.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

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 ... More


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