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Contents Preface Prologue: Questioning Circumcision Chapter 1: "This is My Covenant": Circumcision in the World of Temple Judaism Chapter 2: "Great is Circumcision": Christian Condemnation, Jewish Veneration Chapter 3: "Offering Incense to Heaven": Jewish Circumcision in Medieval and Early Modern Europe Chapter 4: "The Height of Foulness": Circumcision in European Religious and Popular Culture Chapter 5: "Trembling of the Hands": Radical Changes in a Pivotal Century Chapter 6: Good Sanitarians: Circumcision Medicalized Chapter 7: "This Little Operation": Jewish-American Physicians and Twentieth-Century Circumcision Advocacy Chapter 8: Unanswerable Questions, Questionable Answers: Justifying Ritual Circumcision Chapter 9: "Deep Feelings of Nervousness": Circumnavigating the Taboo Topic Epilogue Endnotes Bibliography Index
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Berit milah -- History.