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Something’s Not Kosher: Kosher Controversies Through the Ages

Hosted By: The National Library of Israel (NLI)

What were the “Kosher Meat Riots” all about?
Why did some American Reform Jews refuse to eat pork, but were fine eating oysters?
How could an artichoke not be kosher?!

From the ancient to the modern world, perhaps the most debated category of Jewish practice relates to what food is – and is not – kosher. This talk surveys some of these controversies, which often feature heated debate that reverberate for centuries, and even millennia. Topics include: the biblical history of hamantaschen; how cooking fowl in milk became prohibited; why some American Reform Jews refused to eat pork, but ate oysters; the Kosher Meat Riots of 1902; and the recent controversy over the kosher status of the Roman Jewish dish known as the “Jewish Artichoke” (carciofi alla giudia).

Join Prof. Jordan D. Rosenblum for:
“Something’s Not Kosher: Kosher Controversies Through the Ages”
Sunday, November 7th
8pm Israel / 6pm UK / 1pm EST

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Jordan D. Rosenblum

Jordan D. Rosenblum is the Belzer Professor of Classical Judaism and the Max and Frieda Weinstein-Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of Rabbinic Drinking: What Beverages Teach Us about Rabbinic Literature; The Jewish Dietary Laws in the Ancient World; and Food and Identity in Early Rabbinic Judaism; and has co-edited 4 books, including: Feasting and Fasting: The History and Ethics of Jewish Food; and Animals and the Law in Antiquity.
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The National Library of Israel (NLI)

The National Library of Israel serves as the dynamic institution of collective memory for the Jewish people worldwide and Israelis of all backgrounds and faiths – past, present and future. Through its world-class collections and a range of innovative digital, educational and cultural initiatives, the National Library works to share the stories of the Jewish people, the State of Israel, the Land of Israel and its region.
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