Brit Taharah: Woman As Covenantal Body

By David Seidenberg

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, January 20, 1995

Entry into the covenant via circumcision insinuates that males stand for the entire Jewish people. To represent women as well, one idea has been to elevate the rituals surrounding menstruation. However, technicalities that stem from historical context and social meaning prevent these rituals from sufficiently representing the covenant with God.

Topic: Theology, Body, Ritual, Men, Covenant, Meaning, Women

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

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.25/no.486

Page Number(s): 5-6

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Seidenberg, David. Brit Taharah: Woman As Covenantal Body. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 20 January 1995: 5-6. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7987


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