Women and Water: Menstruation in Jewish Life and Law.

Hanover: Brandeis University Press, Published by University Press of New England, 1999. Hardbound. Octavo, paper covers, x, 280 pp., glosary, contributors, index. Very Good. Item #93465
ISBN: 0874519608

Introduction by Wasserfall. Articles are "An Abbreviated History of the Development of the jewish Menstrual Laws,' Tirzah Meacham, "Body language: Women's Rituals of Purification in the Bible and Midrash," Leslie A. Cook, "Yalta's Ruse: Resistance against Rabbinical Menstrual Authority in Talmudic Literature,' Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert, "Purity, Piety, and Polemic: Medieval Rabbinic Denunciations of 'Incorrect' Purification Practices," Shaye J.D. Cohen, "Mystical Rationales for the Laws of Niddah," Sharon Koren, "Rabbis, Physicians, and the Woman's/Female Body: The Appropriate Distance," Danielle Storper Perez and Florence Heymann, "Talking about Miqveh Parties, or Discourses of Gender, Hierarchy, and Social Control," Susan Starr Sered and Romi Kaplan and Samuel Cooper, "'There's Blood in the House'" Negotiating Female Rituals among Ethiopian Jews in Israel," Lisa Anteby, "Community, Fetility, and Sexuality: Identity Formation among Moroccan Jewish Immigrants," Wasserdall, "The Rites of Water for the Jewish Women of Algeria: Representations and MEanings," Joelle Allouche-Benayoun, "The Return to the Sacred: Ritual Purification among Crypto-Jews in the Diaspora," Janet Liebman Jacobs, "Reflections on Contemporary Miqveh Practice," Naomi Mrmon, "Appendiz. A. The Elimination of Niddah in favor of Ziva. B. Retroactive and Internal Impurity and the Varaieties of Blood," Tirzah Meacham.

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