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Feasting and Fasting - The History and Ethics of Jewish Food (Paperback) Loot Price: R629
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Feasting and Fasting - The History and Ethics of Jewish Food (Paperback): Aaron S. Gross, Jody Myers, Jordan D. Rosenblum

Feasting and Fasting - The History and Ethics of Jewish Food (Paperback)

Aaron S. Gross, Jody Myers, Jordan D. Rosenblum; Foreword by Hasia R Diner; Afterword by Jonathan Safran Foer

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How Judaism and food are intertwined Judaism is a religion that is enthusiastic about food. Jewish holidays are inevitably celebrated through eating particular foods, or around fasting and then eating particular foods. Through fasting, feasting, dining, and noshing, food infuses the rich traditions of Judaism into daily life. What do the complicated laws of kosher food mean to Jews? How does food in Jewish bellies shape the hearts and minds of Jews? What does the Jewish relationship with food teach us about Christianity, Islam, and religion itself? Can food shape the future of Judaism? Feasting and Fasting explores questions like these to offer an expansive look at how Judaism and food have been intertwined, both historically and today. It also grapples with the charged ethical debates about how food choices reflect competing Jewish values about community, animals, the natural world and the very meaning of being human. Encompassing historical, ethnographic, and theoretical viewpoints, and including contributions dedicated to the religious dimensions of foods including garlic, Crisco, peanut oil, and wine, the volume advances the state of both Jewish studies and religious studies scholarship on food. Bookended with a foreword by the Jewish historian Hasia Diner and an epilogue by the novelist and food activist Jonathan Safran Foer, Feasting and Fasting provides a resource for anyone who hungers to understand how food and religion intersect.

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Imprint: New York University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2020
Editors: Aaron S. Gross • Jody Myers • Jordan D. Rosenblum
Foreword by: Hasia R Diner
Afterword by: Jonathan Safran Foer
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade / Trade / Trade
Pages: 384
ISBN-13: 978-1-4798-2779-4
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Jewish studies
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 1-4798-2779-7
Barcode: 9781479827794

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