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Purity, Body, and Self in Early Rabbinic Literature

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Purity, Body, and Self in Early Rabbinic Literature
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Purity, Body, and Self in Early Rabbinic Literature
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Summary
This book explores the ways in which the early rabbis reshaped biblical laws of ritual purity and impurity and argues that the rabbis' new purity discourse generated a unique notion of a bodily self. Focusing on the Mishnah, a Palestinian legal codex compiled around the turn of the third century CE, Mira Balberg shows how the rabbis constructed the processes of contracting, conveying, and managing ritual impurity as ways of negotiating the relations between one's self and one's body and, more broadly, the relations between one's self and one's human and nonhuman environments. With their
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index present
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English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Series statement
The S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies
Purity, Body, and Self in Early Rabbinic Literature
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Purity, Body, and Self in Early Rabbinic Literature
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt5hjj9g
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Purity, Body, and Self in Early Rabbinic Literature; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. From Sources of Impurity to Circles of Impurity; 2. Subjecting the Body; 3. Objects That Matter; 4. On Corpses and Persons; 5. The Duality of Gentile Bodies; 6. The Pure Self; Epilogue: Recomposing Purity and Meaning; Notes; Bibliography; Subject Index; Source Index
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1 online resource (277 pages).
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online
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9781306402743
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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