Medieval Roots of the Myth of Jewish Male Menses*

  title={Medieval Roots of the Myth of Jewish Male Menses*},
  author={Irven M. Resnick},
  journal={Harvard Theological Review},
  pages={241 - 263}
  • I. Resnick
  • Published 1 July 2000
  • History
  • Harvard Theological Review
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