“Eating Jewishly” – Home Study Evening with Professor David Kraemer

Based on traditional texts and modern sociological research, we will explore what Jewish eating choices throughout history can teach us about Jewish identity.

Dr. David Kraemer is the Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at JTS. His scholarship focuses on literary analysis of rabbinic literature, rabbinic ritual, and the social and religious history of Jews in late antiquity. His articles have appeared in a wide variety of journals, ranging from the popular to the academic. He is the author of several books, including The Mind of the Talmud: An Intellectual History of the Babylonian Talmud; Responses to Suffering in Classical Rabbinic Literature; Reading the Rabbis: The Talmud as Literature; and The Meanings of Death in Rabbinic Judaism. His most recent book, Jewish Eating and Identity Through the Ages, explores the evolution of Jewish eating practices through the centuries. Dr. Kraemer has been involved in Jewish adult education for many years. He has lectured widely for such programs as CLAL, the Skirball Center, and Me’ah, and he served as a consultant for The Jewish Museum’s permanent exhibition. He received his BA from Brandeis University and his MA and PhD from JTS.

No charge. Space is limited.

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