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- DescriptionA study to examine why circumcision holds such an important place in the Jewish psyche. The text traces the symbolism of circumcision through history, examining its evolution as a symbol of the covenant in the post-exilic period of the Bible and its meaning in the era of Mishnah and Talmud.
- Author BiographyLawrence A. Hoffman is professor of liturgy at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. His many books include The Art of Public Prayer, Beyond the Text, and Canonization of the Synagogue Service. Hoffman co-edits Two Liturgical Traditions, a series exploring worship in Judaism and Christianity from antiquity to today.
- Author(s)Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication01/01/1996
- GenreNon-Christian Religions
- Series TitleChicago Studies in the History of Judaism
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Weight360 g
- Width141 mm
- Height227 mm
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