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Product Description: God's Phallus explores the dilemmas created by the maleness of God for the men of ancient Judaism and for Jewish men today.

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9780807012246 | Beacon Pr, August 1, 1994, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Addresses the issues brought about by the practice of Judaisim under the assumption of a male God, looks at gender and religious symbolism, amd examines the role played by a monotheistic society in shaping sexual identity for men

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9780807012253, titled "God's Phallus: And Other Problems for Men and Monotheism" | Beacon Pr, December 1, 1995, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: God's Phallus explores the dilemmas created by the maleness of God for the men of ancient Judaism and for Jewish men today.
9780756784317 | Diane Pub Co, September 30, 1994, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: God's Phallus explores the dilemmas created by the maleness of God for the men of ancient Judaism and for Jewish men today.

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Whereas many books look at how women's bodies are represented in different religions and cultures around the world, this work explores the site of a woman's voice and identity, her head. The female head threatens to disrupt the classic gender distinctions that link men to speech, identity, and mind while relegating women to silence, anonymity, and flesh. The contributors to this collection argue that the objectification of women as sexual and reproductive bodies results in their symbolic beheading. Decapitation occurs symbolically in myths as well as in actual practices such as veiling, head covering, and cosmetic highlighting, which by sexualizing a woman's face turns it into an extension of her body.The essays explore how similar treatments of the female head find their unique articulation in diverse religious traditions and cultures: in Hindu myths of beheading, in Buddhist and Tantric practices and poetry about the hair of female nuns, in the resistance to veiling by early Christian women at Corinth, in contemporary veiling practices in a Turkish village, in the eroticization of the female mouth in ancient Judaism, and in Greek and Roman cosmetic practices.Together these essays show how the depiction of the female head is critical for an understanding of gender and its influence on other fundamental religious and cultural issues.
By Wendy Doniger (editor) and Howard Eilberg-Schwartz (editor)

Hardcover:

9780520088399 | Univ of California Pr, November 1, 1995, cover price $85.00

Paperback:

9780520088405 | Univ of California Pr, November 1, 1995, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Whereas many books look at how women's bodies are represented in different religions and cultures around the world, this work explores the site of a woman's voice and identity, her head.

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Hardcover:

9780791411698 | State Univ of New York Pr, July 1, 1992, cover price $60.50

Paperback:

9780791411704 | State Univ of New York Pr, July 1, 1992, cover price $33.95

The Savage in Judaism exposes and challenges the opposition between Judaism and "savage" religions that has shaped the conceptualization of Judaism in the discourses of modernity. Since the Enlightenment, Judaism has typically been regarded as superior to other religions. This judgment gave rise to the conviction that interpreters of Judaism had little if anything to learn from either the discipline of anthropololgy or comparative inquiry. This book, by contrast, aligns itself with a growing trend that is seeking to collapse the distinction between Judaism and savage religions. It does so, by recounting the history of that opposition and by a series of studies showing how differently Judaism appears when passed under the gaze of anthropological inquiry and cross-cultural analysis. Topics includes circumcision, impurity, and dietary restrictions.

Hardcover:

9780253319463 | Indiana Univ Pr, August 1, 1990, cover price $35.00

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9780253205919 | Indiana Univ Pr, August 1, 1990, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The Savage in Judaism exposes and challenges the opposition between Judaism and "savage" religions that has shaped the conceptualization of Judaism in the discourses of modernity.

Hardcover:

9780891309383, titled "The Human Will in Judaism: The Mishnah's Philosophy of Intention" | Scholars Pr, September 1, 1986, cover price $33.95

Paperback:

9781930675346, titled "The Human Will in Judaism: The Mishnah's Philosophy of Intention" | Brown Judaic Studies, January 30, 1986, cover price $26.95

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