Lecture “Rabbinic Drinking: What Beverages Teach About Rabbinic Literature” by Jordan D. Rosenblum, University of Wisconsin - Madison, whose book “Food and Identity in Early Rabbinic Judaism” (Cambridge University Press, 2010), explores the intersection between early rabbinic food regulations and identity construction, and was the subject of an NPR interview with Jean Feraca. Research on this project has led Professor Rosenblum to publish, present papers, and teach about such topics as the history of Jews and Chinese food; pork in discourse by and about Jews from antiquity to modernity; kosher olive oil in antiquity; and the connection between cookbooks and identity formation. In Spring 2009, he was a Starr Fellow at the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University. His research focuses on the literature, culture, and history of the rabbinic movement. He received a BA in Religion from Columbia University (2001); a BA in Ancient Judaism from The Jewish Theological Seminary (2001); an MA in Jewish Studies from Emory University (2003); and an MA (2005) and PhD (2008) in Religious Studies from Brown University.
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