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Jews and Their Foodways

Anat Helman


This book is dedicated to the topic of food. As a repetitive daily practice, eating might seem banal, but as this book argues, there is no other fundamental aspect of human behavior except sexuality so influenced by ideas as eating. Furthermore, few ethnic groups have questions of identity, membership, and food practices seen in such clear and formalized ways as the Jews. It should be noted that this book is about Jews and their food ways rather than about Judaism and food. The chapters here cover a wide range of historical, sociological, and anthropological aspects related to food and eating ... More

Keywords: food, ethnic groups, identity, membership, food practices, Jews, Judaic religion, Judaic tradition, Judaic thought, Jewish food

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190265427
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190265427.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anat Helman, editor
Senior Lecturer of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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