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Women and the Persistence of Culture: Ritual, Custom, and the Recovery of Sephardic Ancestry

Janet Liebman Jacobs

in Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the role that crypto-Jewish women played in the maintenance of Jewish-origin beliefs and customs over time, beginning with a review of historical data on role of medieval women ... More


Let the Meatballs Rest: And Other Stories About Food and Culture

Massimo Montanari

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157339
eISBN:
9780231527880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157339.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book looks at the phenomenon of food culture, food lore, cooking methods, and eating habits throughout history. The book provides stimulating food for thought for those curious about one of ... More


Paradoxes of Jews and Their Foods

Richard Wilk

in Jews and Their Foodways

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190265427
eISBN:
9780190461935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190265427.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes how Jewish food types illustrate two opposing characters of Jews—their adaptability and their resistance to change. Food historians have argued that there is a paradox with ... More


Introduction

Trudy Eden

in Food and Faith in Christian Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149976
eISBN:
9780231520799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149976.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This introductory chapter discusses food and Christianity. Food and the act of eating, particularly group eating, are potent forces in human culture. The essays in this book show that Christians have ... More


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