In People of the Body, Howard Eilberg Schwartz gathers together essays on one of the most extraordinary subjects from scholars in various disciplines. From a meditation of Freud's nose to another on Jews' feet, from sex in the Garden of Eden to eroticism in Zionist philosophy, this collection capitalizes on recent academic work on theories of the body to consider the vexed relationship between the "People of the Book" and those Jewish sources (biblical, talmudic, rabbinic) which have made regulation of the body their central concern. With contributions from leading scholars of Judaism -- such as Daniel Boyarin, Riv-Ellen Pres, Sander Gilman, and David Biale -- People of the Body is at times an extremely taxing and at others an absorbingly interesting work of modern scholarship.
Challenging Male-Female Complementarity: Jewish Lesbians and the Jewish Tradition in People of the Body
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