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Judaism and Jewish life.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note
The sociology and anthropology of Talmudic texts The clothing of the primordial Adam as a symbol of apocalyptic time in the Midrashic sources Brit milah: a study of change in custom Coping with the value of the Pidyon haʼben payment in rabbinic literature: an example of a social change process Birth and marriage rituals: women's status in a critical reading of the texts The sages' conception of the body and soul From corpse to corpus: the body as a text in Talmudic literature Birkat avelim the blessing of mourners: ritual aspects of social change.