Friday, October 27, 2017

Reviews of books on ritual purity

BOOK REVIEWS: Purity and Obscurity (Shai Secunda, Jewish Review of Books). Dr. Secunda reviews three books on ancient Jewish ritual purity:
Taharah u-kehilla ba-eit ha-atikah: mesorot ha-halakhah ben Yahadut Bayit sheni la-Mishnah (Purity and Community in Antiquity: Traditions of the Law from Second Temple Judaism to the Mishnah)
by Yair Furstenberg
The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 479 pp., $42

Purity, Body, and Self in Early Rabbinic Literature
by Mira Balberg
University of California Press, 262 pp., $90

At the Intersection of Texts and Material Finds: Stepped Pools, Stone Vessels, and Ritual Purity Among the Jews of Roman Galilee
by Stuart S. Miller
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 423 pp., $188
Posted online by Magnes Press, the publisher of the first book on the list.

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