Blood. Reflections on what unites and divides us

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Anthony Bale, David Feldman.


London, United Kingdom, 2015. 54 pp., illustrations: 16 col., 19 × 19 cm. English.




Jewish Museum London (5 November 2015–28 February 2016)


Book accompanying an exhibition on the theme of blood as seen through the lens of Jewish religion, culture and history, and explored through art, film and literature. The exhibition reflected on how blood is both an essential part of life and an integral part of rituals pertaining to food, sex, and circumcision. Introduction by Anthony Bale, David Feldman and Joanne Rosenthal. Seven brief essays on topics such as blood in Jewish culture (Marc Michael Epstein), blood in Jewish rituals and social activism (Robin Judd), and circumcision rituals (Sander L. Gilman). No itemized listing.

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Antisemitic images/objectsChristian artCircumcision implements/objectsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CPostersShechita knivesShylock

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Exhibition leaflet, 6 pp. 4 col. illus., 21 × 14.8 cm.

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