Meals in Early Judaism: Social Formation at the Table

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S. Marks, H. Taussig
Springer, Oct 9, 2014 - Religion - 204 pages
This is the first book about the meals of Early Judaism. As such it breaks important new ground in establishing the basis for understanding the centrality of meals in this pivotal period of Judaism and providing a framework of historical patterns and influences.


Thinking about the Ten Theses in Relation to the Passover Seder
Food and Identity in Early Rabbinic Judaism
Birkat Hamazon Navigates New Ground
Performing Myth Performing Midrash at Rabbinic Meals
The Pivotal Place of the Therapeutae in Understanding the Meals
A Thick Description
The Therapeutaes Dance
A Literary Commonplace in Philos On
Placing This Study of Jewish Meals in the Larger
Author Index
Subject Index

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Ellen Bradshaw Aitken, McGill University, Canada Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, Wheaton College, USA Judith Hauptman, Jewish Theological Seminary and Rabbinic Culture, USA Matthias Klinghardt, Technische Universitaet, Germany Andrew McGowan, University of Melbourne, USA Jordan Rosenblum, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Dennis Smith, Phillips Theological Seminary, USA