Leviticus: You Have No Idea

Leviticus: You Have No Idea

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About the Contributor(s):
Maurice D. Harris is a rabbi and writer living in Eugene, Oregon. A graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, he has worked as a congregational rabbi and religious educator. He is the author of Moses: A Stranger among Us, also from Cascade Books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620323670
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/2013
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Maurice D. Harris is a rabbi and writer living in Eugene, Oregon. A graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, he has worked as a congregational rabbi and religious educator. He is the author of Moses: A Stranger among Us, also from Cascade Books.

Table of Contents

Foreword S. Tamar Kamionkowski ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Abbreviations xvi

Introduction: Cozying Up to the Most Avoided Book in the Bible xvii

Chapter 1 Being Pro-Gay and Hanging in There with Leviticus 1

Chapter 2 Impurity is Kryptonite 18

Chapter 3 Animal Sacrifice Is Gross? The Supermarket Is Gross! 34

Chapter 4 What a Skin Disease Can Teach Us about Crime and Punishment 42

Chapter 5 Strange Fire 51

Chapter 6 Planned Obsolescence? 62

Chapter 7 Let's Talk about the Government 72

Chapter 8 Exile and Return 84

Chapter 9 Priests, Prophets, Rabbis, and Christians 95

Epilogue: The Trader Joe's Cashier Accidentally Explains My Love of Leviticus 117

Bibliography 121

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