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Blood and Belief


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Preface Introduction: Writing with Blood 1. Pollution and Power: Blood in the Hebrew Bible 2. Blood and the Covenant: The Jewish and Christian Careers of a Biblical Verse 3. God's Blood: Medieval Jews and Christians Debate the Body 4. Power in the Blood: The Medieval and the Modern in Nazi Anti-Semitism 5. From Blood Libel to Blood Community: Self-Defense and Self-Assertion in Modern Jewish Culture Epilogue: Blood and Belief Notes Selected Bibliography Index

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David Biale is Emanuel Ringelblum Professor of Jewish History at the University of California, Davis and author of Eros and the Jews: From Biblical Israel to Contemporary America (UC Press). He edited Cultures of the Jews: A New History, and Insider/Outsider: American Jews and Multiculturalism (UC Press) with Susannah Heschel and Michael Galchinsky.


"Biale's writing is as interesting, and sometimes as controversial, as his topics."--World History Connected "Bird provides readers with a readable, informed overview of the state of the question."--Hebrew Studies: a Journal Devoted To Hebrew Language And Literature

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