Food and Identity in Early Rabbinic Judaism
Food often defines societies and even civilizations. Through particular commensality restrictions, groups form distinct identities: Those with whom "we" eat ("Us") and those with whom "we" cannot eat ("Them"). This identity is enacted daily, turning the biological need to eat into a culturally significant activity. In this book, Jordan D. Rosenblum explores how food regulations and practices helped to construct the identity of early rabbinic Judaism. Bringing together the scholarship of rabbinics with that of food studies, this volume first examines the historical reality of food production and consumption in Roman-era Palestine. It then explores how early rabbinic food regulations created a distinct Jewish, male, and rabbinic identity. Rosenblum's work demonstrates how rabbinic food practices constructed an edible identity.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Albeck Ancient animal slaughter Antiquity association Avodah Zarah baking banquet baraita Berakhot biblical binic bread Chapter commensal practices commensality regulations cooking culinary and commensal Culture deﬁne Demai discussion dough example ﬁrst ﬁsh ﬂour food practices food regulations foodway Foreign Food Freidenreich gender Gentile h.abŻer Hallah Hebrew Bible Horowitz House of Shammai Hullin idolatry impure ingestion interactions Israel Israelites Jewish Identity Jews and non-Jews Joseph and Aseneth Judaism kashrut Ketubbot kitchen Letter of Aristeas Lieberman mˆın manna meal meat Mekilta d’Rabbi Ishmael Mekilta d’Rabbi Shimon metonymic metonymic food Mishnah non-Jewish nonrabbinic Jews Numbers olive oil one’s Palestinian Passover Pesahim Pisha pork Poverty and Charity prohibited purity rabbinic identity rabbinic Jew rabbinic literature references reﬂect Roman Palestine sˆukkŻah Sabbath sacriﬁce Samaritan Satlow Shabbat Sifra Sifre signiﬁcant social speciﬁc status Stern Sukkot synagogue Talmud tannaitic corpus tannaitic literature tannaitic table tannaitic texts Torah Tosefta University Press wine women York Zuckermandel