Reciprocal Inscription: The Jewish Body in Story and History

By Lori H. Lefkovitz

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), April 2009

Lefkowitz asserts that the body and its parts come to life in stories where meanings and judgments attached to the body and sexuality are ever re-invented, such that bodies are formed as much, if not more so, by culture as by nature. She cites examples from Bible stories, midrash, and history as the stories from which our persistent and often contradictory constructions of the Jewish body have evolved.

Topic: Body, Gender, Culture, Narrative, Men, Jewish Text, Women, Sexuality

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.39/no.659

Page Number(s): 2-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Lefkovitz, Lori H. Reciprocal Inscription: The Jewish Body in Story and History. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). April 2009: 2-3. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7379


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