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Author Wasserfall, Rahel
Title Women and Water : Menstruation in Jewish Life and Law
Imprint Waltham, MA : Brandeis University Press, 2015
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Series HBI Series on Jewish Women
HBI Series on Jewish Women
Note Cover -- Title Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Menstrual Blood into Jewish Blood by Rahel Wasserfall -- I | The Historical Context -- An Abbreviated History of the Development of the Jewish Menstrual Laws by Tirzah Meacham (leBeit Yoreh) -- Body Language: Women's Rituals of Purification in the Bible and Mishnah by Leslie A. Cook -- Yalta's Ruse: Resistance against Rabbinic Menstrual Authority in Talmudic Literature by Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert -- Purity, Piety, and Polemic: Medieval Rabbinic Denunciations of "Incorrect" Purification Practices by Shaye J. D. Cohen -- Mystical Rationales for the Laws of Niddah by Sharon Koren -- Rabbis, Physicians, and the Woman's/Female Body: The Appropriate Distance by Danielle Storper Perez and Florence Heymann -- II | The Ethnographic andAnthropological Tradition -- Talking about Miqveh Parties, or Discourses of Gender, Hierarchy, and Social Control by Susan Starr Sered with Romi Kaplan and Samuel Cooper -- "There's Blood in the House": Negotiating Female Rituals of Purity among Ethiopian Jews in Israel by Lisa Anteby -- Community, Fertility, and Sexuality: Identity Formation among Moroccan Jewish Immigrants by Rahel Wasserfall -- The Rites of Water for the Jewish Women of Algeria: Representations and Meanings by Joëlle Allouche-Benayoun -- The Return to the Sacred: Ritual Purification Among Crypto-Jews in the Diaspora by Janet Liebman Jacobs -- Reflections on Contemporary Miqveh Practice by Naomi Marmon -- Appendix by Tirzah Meacham (leBeit Yoreh) -- A. The Elimination of Niddah in Favor of Ziva -- B. Retroactive and Internal Impurity and the Varieties of Blood -- Glossary -- Contributors -- Index
Provocative essays address the question of women's menstrual rituals in Jewish law, history, and culture
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Wasserfall, Rahel Women and Water : Menstruation in Jewish Life and Law Waltham, MA : Brandeis University Press,c2015 9780874519600
Subject Mikveh--History
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