Jewish Customs

Jewish Customs [The briss or ritual circumcision] by Simeon Solomon. 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Wood engraving by Heath. The subtitle to the section this image illustrates is 'Initiation into the Covenant of Abraham'. The opening line is: 'One of the most important ceremonies in the life of an Israelite is the rite of circumcision'.

Image scan and text by Simon Cooke. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. ]


The Leisure Hour (17 March 1868): 168.

14 November 2009