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Food, Anthropology, Text and History

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the present methodological ferment in biblical studies it is necessary to articulate a methodological approach to the study of food in the Old Testament. The methodology outlined is fully ... More


Chewing the Cud: Food and Memory in Deuteronomy

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the book of Deuteronomy there is a close relationship between memory and food. To examine this relationship use is made of the anthropological work by David Sutton, Remembrance of Repasts. The ... More


Introduction

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

With the exception of sacrifice and the food laws, the subject of food has been almost universally overlooked by Old Testament scholars. Yet food appears on almost every page of the Old Testament and ... More


Early Christian Attitudes Towards Dietary Impurity

Moshe Blidstein

in Purity, Community, and Ritual in Early Christian Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198791959
eISBN:
9780191834172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791959.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Judaism

This chapter discusses the purity and defilement of food. Starting from the Gospels and the letters of Paul, food is the locus classicus for debates on the purity laws. These issues served as a focus ... More


“Eat the Permitted and Good Foods God Has Given You”: Relativizing Communities in the Qur'an

David M. Freidenreich

in Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The foundations of the Islamic approach to the classification of foreigners may be seen in passages of the Qur'an that address the intertwined themes of meat-related food restrictions, foreign ... More


“A People Made Holy to the Lord”: Meals, Meat, and the Nature of Israel's Holiness in the Hebrew Bible

David M. Freidenreich

in Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter considers the Hebrew Bible's seemingly nonchalant attitude toward the food of foreigners. The Hebrew Bible emphasizes the distinction between “us” and “them”, and the superiority of ... More


“No Distinction Between Jew and Greek”: The Roles of Food in Defining the Christ-believing Community

David M. Freidenreich

in Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Many Jewish members of the Christ-believing community, like their ancestors, regarded food restrictions in general and foreign food restrictions in particular as an important means both of marking ... More


Food in the Modern Era

Jody Myers

in Feasting and Fasting: The History and Ethics of Jewish Food

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479899333
eISBN:
9781479893133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899333.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on how the six modern Jewish global migrations influenced Jewish cuisines in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. It explains the effect of political modernization on ... More


The Dangerous Operation—Reform of the Kitchen

Pauline Wengeroff

in Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century, Volume Two

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804768801
eISBN:
9780804790710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768801.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Situated in the second half of the nineteenth century, Memoirs tells the story of the dissolution of tradition in Russian Jewish society through the experience of one family. This chapter depicts the ... More


In the same boat: European opposition, Muslim migrants, impact on Jews

Amikam Nachmani

in Haunted Presents: Europeans, Muslim Immigrants and the Onus of Histories

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784993078
eISBN:
9781526128560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993078.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

European laws and policies directed against Muslims and Islamic religious tenets directly affect the Jewish population in many common denominator issues that unite Jews and Muslims in surprising, ... More


The Norms of Jewish Law Observance: A Bottom-Up View

Roberta Rosenthal Kwall

in The Myth of the Cultural Jew: Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195373707
eISBN:
9780190226589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373707.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

Chapter 3 concentrates primarily on the medieval period and focuses on the development of the mesorah from the standpoint of the practices of the people. These practices are known as minhagim, or ... More


Meat and Wine

Ariel Toaff

in Love, Work and Death: Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774198
eISBN:
9781800340954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774198.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses how Jews faced particular problems in ‘carnivorous Europe’, where meat was eaten every day, servings were generous, and wine was drunk as though it were water. For Jews, ... More


Purity, Community, and Ritual in Early Christian Literature

Moshe Blidstein

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198791959
eISBN:
9780191834172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791959.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Judaism

This book examines the meanings of purification practices and purity concepts in early Christian culture, as articulated and formed by Greek Christian authors of the first three centuries, from Paul ... More


The Food of the Damned

David M. Freidenreich

in Between Heaven and Hell: Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199945399
eISBN:
9780199980796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945399.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In chapter 11, David M. Freidenreich argues that medieval Muslim legal and theological discussions concerning non-Muslims—even in those cases where scholars promote an inclusivist vision—typically ... More


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