Food, Eating, and Meals

David Kraemer

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199216437
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

Food, Eating, and Meals

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This article takes a look at the Jewish diet in Palestine. It shows what the Jews in Roman Palestine ate, and determines to what degree there was a uniquely Jewish diet in antiquity. It looks at how much Jewish food practices might have separated the Jews from non-Jews, from other Jews, and from Gentiles. The next section studies the eating habits of the Jews and Romans, before it introduces the concept of the Passover seder and the various meal rituals.

Keywords: Jewish diet; Jewish food practices; eating habits; Passover seder; meal rituals

Article.  7832 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Classical History ; Marriage and the Family

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