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Author Fonrobert, Charlotte Elisheva

Title Menstrual purity : rabbinic and Christian reconstructions of Biblical gender / Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert
Published Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, ©2000


Description 1 online resource (viii, 326 pages)
Series Contraversions
Contraversions (Stanford, Calif.)
Contents MENSTRUAL PURITY -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- CONTENTS -- MENSTRUAL PURITY -- INTRODUCTION -- Overture on the Ethics of Reading Talmud -- Interlude on the Genesis of a Talmud Student -- Interlude on the Genesis of a Woman Studying Talmud -- Return to the Overture -- A Short Note on Reading Tractate Niddah Historically -- Coda to the Overture -- Niddah The Politics of Etymology -- The Conceptual Frame Sexual Taboo Versus Ritual Impurity -- Discursive Framing in Rabbinic Literature -- The Anecdotal Evidence of the Sexual Taboo in Talmudic Literature
The Linguistic Obfuscation of Niddah in Rabbinic Literature -- The Midrashic Reason for the Commandment of Menstrual Separation -- F FIn Her BodyF F The Biblical Gender Constellation -- The Prohibition of Sexual Relations -- Inside and' or Outside -- The Rabbinic Female Body as Architecture of the Interior -- Ar hitectural Metaphors in Rabbinic Literature in General -- The Opened Door -- The Metaphoric Body in Gre o'Roman Medical Literature -- The Rupture in the Fabric' Massekhet of Niddah -- The Taming of Shmu Fel -- Taming Strategy One -- Taming Strategy Two -- Taming Strategy Three
The Resha de'Niddah A Conceptual Framework for the Construction of Menstrual Impurity -- Hillel and Shammai The Fathers of Niddah -- Is the Woman F s Body Like a Leaking Miqveh? -- The Rupture in the Massekhet' Fabric of NiddahB Take Two -- Biblical Foundations -- The Taxonomy of the Colors of Blood -- The Sour e for the Taxonomy of Blood Colors -- Gendering the Expertise of the New Science of Blood -- The Case of the Ketem -- Beyond the Hermeneutic Sense of Vision Smell and Taste -- Women F s Hermeneutic Sovereignty -- Yalta F s Ruse Scene OneB or the Trouble with Authority
Yalta F s Ruse Scene Two -- Containing the Power of the Ruse -- And Her Real Question Is? -- Gre o'Roman Gynecology -- Was There a Rabbinic Gynecology? -- Description of the Textual Evidence -- The Gender Politics of Examinations of the Female Body in Rabbinic Literature -- A Rabbinic Indagatio Corporis VPhysical InspectionL -- A Moment of Gendered Self'Criticism -- Women F s Somatic Sovereignty? -- A Woman F s Voice in the Talmud? The Case of AbayeF s Mother -- A Woman F s Manual of Infant Care -- A Third'Century Christian Community in Menstrual ConFict -- The Claim for Apostolic Authorship
Menstrual Separation in the Didascalia -- We Practice Menstrual Separation Because the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit Corresponds to Our Cycles -- We Are in the Status of Impurity Because We Consider Scriptural Legislation to Be Valid For Us -- The Argument from JesusF Example -- The Study of the Woman with a Twelve'Year Blood'Flow -- The Disappearance of the Female Body of DiFerence The Case of Origen -- In Defense of the Female Body of DiFerence -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX OF PRIMARY SOURCES -- GENERAL INDEX -- CONTRAVERSIONS: jews and other differences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-318) and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Talmud. Niddah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Talmud. Niddah fast
Subject Menstruation.
Purity, Ritual -- Judaism.
Purity, Ritual -- Judaism
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book