The Jewish Body

Hardcover $22.00

Jan 13, 2009 | 304 Pages

Ebook $13.99

Jan 13, 2009

  • Hardcover $22.00

    Jan 13, 2009 | 304 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Jan 13, 2009


“Konner’s examination of the Jewish body ranges from the implications of Jewish genes to visions of master mystics crawling in thedense curls of God’s black beard—a brief metaphorical corporeality—and spans the ages from ancient Israel to Israel reborn. This range allows us fresh views of Jewish identity and self-identity from a committed and thoughtful author.” —Jewish Book World

In praise of Unsettled: An Anthropology of the Jews by Melvin Konner

“A poignant and highly accessible account of an ongoing story that transcends all telling.”
–Harold Bloom, author of The Western Canon and Jesus and Yahweh

“Certainly the best one-volume overview of Jewish history and identity available.:
–Sander L. Gilman, author of The Jew’s Body and Jewish Self-Hatred

“This sweeping study of the Jews feels so fresh and alive . . . [It is] nothing less than inspiring.”
The New York Times Book Review

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