Opening pic is "Desert Flower," based on the international bestselling autobiography by Wads Dirie about a Somalian nomad circumcized
at age 5 and sold into marriage at 13; she overcomes adversity to become an American supermodel.
Most were girls, because the hiding of boys was more dangerous owing to their being circumcized
59), represented by EBB (who had not actually visited the fair) as a "world-bazaar" "[w]here circumcized
& turbaned met the christened / And heaped up jewel, silk, & common ware" (cited, p.
Gentiles did not have to become Jews in order to be saved; that is, they did not have to become circumcized
and obey Moses.
Clever though less convincing is Brauner's thesis that in what he refers to as the Jewish anti-pastoral there is a Jewish/Gentile male 'homosocial' pattern, which involves the Jewish, circumcized
character feeling effeminate in the presence of the virile Gentile, unmanned by him and in contention with him for his own, Jewish, wife.