Defining Jewish Difference Hardback

From Antiquity to the Present

by Beth A. Berkowitz;

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Defining Jewish Difference

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This book traces the interpretive career of Leviticus 18:3, a verse that forbids Israel from imitating its neighbors. Beth A. Berkowitz shows that ancient, medieval and modern exegesis of this verse provides an essential backdrop for today's conversations about Jewish assimilation and minority identity more generally. The story of Jewishness that this book tells may surprise many modern readers for whom religious identity revolves around ritual and worship. In Leviticus 18:3's story of Jewishness, sexual practice and cultural habits instead loom large. The readings in this book are on a micro-level, but their implications are far-ranging: Berkowitz transforms both our notion of Bible-reading and our sense of how Jews have defined Jewishness.

Defining Jewish Difference by Beth A. Berkowitz was published by Cambridge University Press in March 2012. The ISBN for Defining Jewish Difference is 9781107013711.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (March 2012)
Number of Pages288
Thickness22 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4027437
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