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Holy Feasts or Sacrifices to the Dead? The Meaning(s) of Jewish Eating

Dr. Devora Steinmetz / July 12, 2011

We will explore the Rabbis attitudes towards food and eating. Among the topics we will discuss are the ethics of meat, the role of asceticism, the meaning of the grotesque and how what we ingest affects how we experience God.


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Dr. Devora Steinmetz

Dr. Devora Steinmetz serves on the faculty of Drisha Institute in the United States and Israel and on the leadership team of Drisha’s new yeshiva in Israel. The founder of Beit Rabban, she is the author of scholarly articles on Talmud, Midrash, and Bible as well as of two books: From Father to Son: Kinship, Conflict, and Continuity in Genesis and Punishment and Freedom: The Rabbinic Construction of Criminal Law. Dr. Steinmetz also serves on the faculty of the Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership. Click here to access podcasts recorded by Devora Steinmetz.


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