Defining Jewish Difference Paperback

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 May 2014. The ISBN for Defining Jewish Difference is 9781107663619.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (May 2014)
Weight430g
Number of Pages290
Thickness17 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781107663619
ISBN-10110766361X
Product Code4267986
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