Meals and Jewish Studies Bibliography

Compiled by Jonathan D. Brumberg-Kraus and Jacklyn A. Schmitt

 Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Biblical Perspectives on meals

“Exodus 1-15; text and context.”  Ou-Testamentiese Werkgemeenskap in Suid-Afrika:

Old Testament Essays 29 (1987).

Alexander, Thomas Desmond, “The Passover Sacrifice.” Sacrifice in the Bible (1995)1-

24.

Bergant, Dianne. “An Anthropological Approach To Biblical Interpretation; The Passover Supper In Exodus 12:1-20 as a case study.” Semeia 67(1994) 43-62.

Brenner, Athalya,. “The Food of Love: Gendered Food and Food Imagery in the Song of Songs.”  In Food and Drink in the Biblical Worlds. Semeia 86 (1999).

Brenner, Athalya and Jan Willem van Henten. eds. Food and Drink in the Biblical Worlds. Semeia 86 (1999).

Douglas, Mary. “The Abominations of Leviticus,” Purity and Danger London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1966.

Haran, Menahem. “The Passover Sacrifice.” Vetus Testamentum Supplements 23 (1972) 86-116.

Jacob, Walter and Irene, eds. The Healing Past: Pharmaceuticals In The Biblical And Rabbinic World Leiden; New York: E.J. Brill, (1993).

Japhet, Sara. "The Passover Sacrifice In Biblical Religion And History." Israeli Academic Center in Cairo: Bulletin 19 (1995) 5-10.

Johnstone, William. "The Two Theological Versions Of The Passover Pericope In Exodus." Text as Pretext (1992) 160-178.

McConville, J. Gordon. "Deuteronomy’s Unification of Passover and Massôt; a response to Bernard M. Levinson. " Journal of Biblical Literature 119,1 (2000) 47-58.

Lehane, Terry John. “Zipporah and the Passover.” Jewish Bible Quarterly 24, 1 (1996) 46-50.

Levine, Baruch A.  “Excursus 2: The meaning of the Dietary Laws.” The JPS Torah Commentary: Leviticus Philadelphia/ New York/ Jerusalem: Jewish Publication Society, (1989).

Milgrom, Jacob,. Leviticus 1-16 The Anchor Bible; New York, et al.: Doubleday, (1991).

Prosic, Tamara.  "Origin of Passover."  Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 13, 1 (1999) 78-94.

Prosic, Tamara. “Passover In Biblical Narratives.” Journal of the Study of the Old Testament 82 (1999) 45-55.

Rooy, Herculaas (Herrie) Frederick van. "Die Pasga en sy boodskap in die tyd van die Ou

Testament [ Passover and its message in Old Testament times]." Koers 55, 1

(1990) 5-16.

Soler, Jean, "Biblical Reasons: The Dietary Rules of the Ancient Hebrews." In Food: A Culinary History from Antiquity to the Present. Edited by Jean-Louis Flandrin and Massimo Montanari. New York: Columbia University, 1999.

Toorn, Karel van der. "Ordeal procedures in the Psalms and the Passover Meal." Vetus Testamentum 38, 4 (1988) 427-445.

Veijola, Timo. “The history of the Passover in the light of Deuteronomy 16:1-8.” Zeitschrift  für Altorientalische und Biblische Rechtsgeschichte 2 (1996) 53-75.

Wechsler, Michael G. “The Purim-Passover Connection; A Reflection Of Jewish Exegetical Tradition In The Peshitta Book Of Esther.” Journal of Biblical Literature 117, 2 (1998) 321-327.

 

 

Meals at Qumran

Bokser, Baruch, M.. Philo’s Description of Jewish Practices. (Center for Hermeneutical

Studies in Hellenistic and Modern Culture; Protocol of the Colloquy; Berkeley, CA, 1977).

Davies,  Philip R. “Food, Drink and Sects: the Question of Ingestion in the Qumran Texts.” Food and Drink in the Biblical Worlds. Semeia 86 (1999).

Delcor, M..“Repas Cultuels Esseniens et Therapeutes, Thiases et Haburoth,” RQ 6

(1968) 401-425.

Dombrowski, B.. “Yahad’ in 1QS and ‘to koinon’: An Instance of Early Greek and

Jewish Synthesis,” HTR 59 (1966) 293-307.

Lieberman, S. “The Discipline of the So-Called Dead Sea Manual of Discipline,” JBL 71

(1952) 199-206.

Schussler, Elizabeth Fiorenza. “Cultic Language in Qumran and the New Testament,”

CBQ 18 (1976) 159-177.

 

Meals in Rabbinic Literature

 

Blidstein, Gerald Jacob. “Rabbinic Judaism and general culture; normative discussion and attitudes.” Judaism’s Encounter with Other Cultures (1997) 1-56.

Bokser, Baruch, M.. Philo’s Description of Jewish Practices. (Center for Hermeneutical

Studies in Hellenistic and Modern Culture; Protocol of the Colloquy; Berkeley, CA, 1977)

Bokser, Baruch M. "Ritualizing the Seder." Journal of the American Academy of Religion

56, 3 (1988) 443-471

Bokser, Baruch M.. The Origins of the Seder: The Passover Rite and Early Rabbinic

Judaism (1984)

Brumberg-Kraus, Jonathan D.. "Were the Pharisees a Conversionist Sect? Table Fellowship as a Strategy of Conversion," 2002 <http://acunix.wheatonma.edu/jkraus/articles/Pharisees.htm> (6 November 2002).

Cohen, Shaye J.D.. From the Maccabees to the Mishnah. Philadelphia, PA: Westminster, 1989.

Davies, Philip R. “Passover and the dating of the Aqedah.” Journal of Jewish Studies 30,

1 (1979) 59-67.

Fischel, Henry A.. ed. Essays In Greco-Roman And Related Talmudic Literature (selected with a prolegomenon by [the editor]. New York: KTAV, 1976.

Fischel, Henry A.  Rabbinic Litera­ture and Greco-Roman Philoso­phy: A Study of Epicurea and Rhetorica in Early Midrashic Writings.  Studia Post-Biblica 21.  Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1973.

Gevaryahu, Gilad Jacob Joseph. “Why does the Seder Begin with ‘karpas?’” Jewish

Biblical Quarterly 27, 2 (1999) 104-110.

Goldschmidt, Ernest Daniel. "Passover Haggadah." EnJu 7 (1971) 1079-1104.

Goldschmidt, E. D. ed. Die Pessach-Haggada. Berlin: Schocken Verlag, 1936.

Harris, M.  “The Passover Seder: On Entering the Order of History.” Judaism 25 (1976) 167-174.

Heinemann, Joseph. “Birkath Ha-Zimmun and Havurah Meals.” JJS (1962) 23-29.

Hoffman, Lawrence A. “A Symbol of Salvation in the Passover Seder.” In Passover and Easter; the Symbolic Structuring of Sacred Seasons. Two Liturgical Traditions v.6. Edited by Paul Bradshaw and Lawrence Hoffman; Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame (1999) 109-131.

Jacob, Walter and Irene, eds., The Healing Past: Pharmaceuticals In The Bibilical And Rabbinic

World Leiden; New York: E.J. Brill, (1993)

Jaffee, Martin S.  “A Rabbinic Ontology of the Written and Spoken Word: On Discipleship, Transformative Knowledge, and the Living Tests of Oral Torah,”  unpublished paper read at the American Academy of Religion Consultation on the Comparative Study of “Hinduisms” and “Judaisms.”  November, 1996.

Kraemer, David., Reading The Rabbis: The Talmud As Literature New York: Oxford University

Press, (1996)

Levey, Samson H. “Ben Zoma, the Sages and Passover.” JRJ 28, 2 (1981) 33-40

Lieberman, S. “The Discipline of the So-Called Dead Sea Manual of Discipline,” JBL 71

(1952)

Martola, Nils. “Eating the Passover lamb in house-temples at Alexandria; some notes on

Passover in Philo.” Jewish Studies in a New Europe (1998) 521-531.

Neusner, Jacob.  From Politics to Piety: The Emergence of Pharisaic Judaism.  New York: KTAV, 1979.

Oppenheimer, Aharon.  The ‘Am Ha-Aretz: A Study In The Social History Of The Jewish People In The Hellenistic-Roman Period.  Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1977.

Rosner, Fred,. Medicine In the Bible and The Talmud: Selections From Classical Jewish

Sources New York: KTAV House, 1977.

Rubenstein, Jeffrey L.., Talmudic Stories: Narrative Art, Composition, And Culture

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

Saldarini, Anthony J.., Pharisees, Scribes, And Sadducees In Palestinian Society: A Sociological Approach. Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans. Livonia, Mich.: Dove Booksellers, 2001.

Smith, J.Z. “The Bare Facts of Ritual,” HR 20 (1980)

Sperber, Daniel. “Manuals of rabbinic conduct during the talmudic and rabbinic periods.” Scholars and Scholarship: the interaction between Judaism and other cultures: The Bernard Revel Graduate School Conference volume / edited by Leo Landman.  (1990) 9-26.

Stein, Siegfried. "The Influence of Symposium Literature on the Literary Form of the

Pesah Haggadah JJS 8 (1957) pp. 13-44.

Steinsaltz, Adin. "Notes on the Passover Haggadah." Shefa 2, 4 <8> (1981) 3-8.

Tabory, Joseph. Pesah Dorot: Perakim Be-toldot Layl Ha-Seder (Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz

Hameuchad, 1996)

Tabory, Joseph. “The Passover Eve Ceremony-An Historical Outline.” Immanuel 12 (1981) 32-43.

Tabory, Joseph. “Towards a History of the Paschal Meal,” in Passover and Easter: Origin and History to Modern Times. Two Liturgical Traditions v. 5. Edited by Paul Bradshaw and Lawrence Hoffman; Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame, 1999.

Whitters, Mark F. "Some new observations about Jewish Festal letters." Journal for the Study of Judaism 32, 3 (2001) 272-288.

Zemel, Alan. "The Passover Haggadah as argument, or why is this text different from other texts?" Argumentation 12 (1998) 57-77.

 

Jewish vs. Early Christian meals

 

Alexander, Thomas Desmond, “The Passover Sacrifice.” Sacrifice in the Bible (1995)1-

24.

Bahr, G.J. “The Seder Of Passover And The Eucharistic Words." NT 12 (1970) 181-202.

Bleicher Carmichael, Deborah. “David Daube on the Eucharist and the Passover Seder.” New

Testament Backgrounds (1997)89-108.

Bokser, Baruch, M.. Philo’s Description of Jewish Practices. (Center for Hermeneutical

Studies in Hellenistic and Modern Culture; Protocol of the Colloquy; Berkeley, CA, 1977)

Bokser, Baruch M.. "Was the Last Supper a Passover Seder?" Bible Review 3, 2 (1987) 24-33.

Borg, Marcus. Conflict, Holiness, and Politics in the Teaching of Jesus. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 1984.

Brumberg-Kraus, Jonathan D.. Memorable Meals (forthcoming)

Brumberg-Kraus, Jonathan D.. “'Not By Bread Alone…:' The Ritualization Of Food And Table Talk In The Passover Seder And In The Last Supper." Semeia 86 (1999) 165-191.

Feeley-Harnik, Gillian.. The Lord’s Table: Eucharist and Passover in Early Christianity.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1981

Finkel, Asher. "The Passover story and the Last Supper; their internal relationship." Zeik (1973)

19-46.

Klawans, Jonathan. “Was Jesus’ Last Supper a Seder?” Bible Review 17, 5 (2001) 24-33, 47.

Malina, Bruce. The New Testament World: Insights From Cultural Anthropology, rev. ed.,

Louisville, KY: Westminster/ John Knox, 1993.

Sharon, Moshe. “Passover or Easter? A study of an Arabic inscription from Ramla. AIS 2 (1978)

XXXIXLV

Tabory, Joseph. “Towards A History Of The Paschal Meal.” Passover and Easter; Origin and History to Modern Times (1999) 62-80.

Theiss, Norman. “The Passover feast of the new covenant.” Interpretation (Richmond) (48, 1 (1994) 17-35.

Theissen, Gerd. The Sociology of Early Palestinian Christianity. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1978.

Wilson, Stephen G. “Passover, Easter, and the anti-Judaism; Melito of Sardis and others.” In  To See ourselves as Others See Us: Christians, Jews, "others"in late antiquity. Edited by Jacob Neusner and Ernest S. Frerichs ; literary editor, Caroline McCracken-Flesher..” (1985) 337-355

Yuval, Israel Jacob. “Easter And Passover As Early Jewish-Christian Dialogue.” Passover and

Easter; Origin and History to Modern Times (1999) 98-124

Zerubavel, Eviatar. “Easter and Passover; on calendars and group identity.” AmSR 47, 2 (1982)

284-289

 

Meals in post-rabbinic Jewish literature

Bahya ben Asher ben Hlava.  Kitve Rabenu Bahya [Kad ha-kemah -- Shulhan shel Arba -- Pirke avot].  Ed. Charles B. Chavel.  Jerusalem: Mossad Harav Kook, 1969.

Bokser, Baruch. “Ma’al and Blessings over Food: Rabbinic Transformations of Cultic

Terminology and Alternative Forms of Piety,” JBL 100 (1981).

Braunstein, Susan L. and Jenna Weissman Joselit, eds.  Getting Comfortable in New York: The American Jewish home, 1880-1950.  With contributions by Jenna Weissman Joselit, BarbaraKirshenblatt-Gimblett, Irving Howe. New York : The Jewish Museum, 1990.

Brumberg-Kraus, Jonathan D.  “Meat-Eating and Jewish Identity: Ritualization of the Priestly

‘Torah of Beast and Fowl’ [Lev. 11:46] in Rabbinic Judaism and in Medieval Kabbalah,” Association for Jewish Studies Review, 24/2 (1999)

Cooper, John.  Eat and Be Satisfied: A Social History of Jewish Food. Northvale, N.J.: Jason

Aronson, (1993).

Diner, Hasia R.  Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the age of

Migration. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2001.

Dolader, Miguel-Angel Motis. "Mediterranean Jewish Diet and Tradition in the Middle Ages." In Food: A Culinary History from Antiquity to the Present. Edited by Jean-Louis Flandrin and Massimo Montanari. New York: Columbia University, 1999.

Garber, Zev. “Disorder in order; the interlocution of Shoah in the Passover Haggadah 

and Seder.” Shoah; the Paradigmatic Genocide (1994) 137-154.

Garber, Zev. “Interpretation and the Passover Haggadah.” JRJ 26, 2 (1979) 83-87.

Gevaryahu, Gilad Jacob Joseph. Why does the Seder Begin with “karpas”?. Jewish

Biblical Quarterly 27, 2 (1999) 104-110.

Gitlitz, David M. and  Linda Kay Davidson.  A Drizzle of Honey: The Lives and Recipes of Spain's Secret Jews.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999.

Gries, Zeev. Sifrut ha-hanhagot: toldoteha u-mekomah be –haye haside R. Yisra’el Ba`al Shem-Tov. Tel Aviv: Mosad Bialik, (1989).

Haggadah Shel Pesah im Perush Sefat Emet [Yehudah Aryeh Leib of Gur], Tiferet Shlomo [Shlomo ha-Kohen of Radomsk].  Ed. Yitzhak Meir ben Shlomo Alter. Jerusalem.

Hecker, Joel.  "Each Man Ate An Angel's Meal: Eating And Embodiment In The Zohar."  Diss. New York University, 1996.

Hecker, Joel. "Eating Gestures And The Ritualized Body In Medieval Jewish Mysticism." History of Religions 40,2 (2000) 125-152.

Homolka, Walter. ‘God is thy rescue’ as the central message of the “Seder” ritual; the Midrash

on “Devarim” 26 in its biblical context. European Judaism 30, 2 (1997) 73-85.

Joselit, Jenna Weissman. "Jewish in Dishes: Kashrut in the New World." In Robert M. Seltzer and Norman J. Cohen, eds. The Americanization of the Jews. New York: New York University Press, (1995) 247-266.

Joselit, Jenna Weissman. The Wonders of America: Reinventing Jewish Culture 1880-1950. New York : Hill and Wang, 1994.

Kasher, Menahem M.  Torah Shelemah.  Parshat Shemini. Vol. 28.  Jerusalem: Bet Torah Shelemah, 1978.

Marcus, Ivan. The Rituals of Childhood. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996.

Matt, Daniel C.  “The Mystic and the Mizwot.”  Pp. 367-404 in Jewish Spirituality I: From the Bible Through the Middle Ages.. Ed. Arthur Green.  World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History  of the Religious Quest. New York: Crossroad, 1986.

Metzger, Mendel. "Le Seder et ‘attente messianique dans I’illustration de la Haggada medievale." Unir-Echos 3 (1984) 2-4.

Mihaly, E.. “The Passover Haggadah as PaRaDiSe.” CCAR  Journal 13, 5 (1966) 3-27.

Ophir, Adi. “From Pharaoh to Saddam Hussein; the reproduction of the Other in the Passover

Haggadah.” The Other in Jewish Thought and History: edited by Laurence J. Silberstein and Robert L. Cohn. (1994) 205-235.

Raphael, Chaim   A Feast of History: The Drama Of Passover Through The Ages. New York : Gallery Books, 1984.

Reeves, John C.. "An illustration from the Apocrypha in an eighteenth century Passover

Haggadah." Hebrew Union College Annual 59 (1988) 259-268

Rovner, Jay. "An early Passover Haggadah according to the Palestinian rite." Jewish Quarterly

Review 90 3-4 (2000) 337-396.

Schaffer, Arthur. "The history of horseradish as the bitter herb of Passover." Gesher 8 (1981) 217-237.

Scolnic, Benjamin Edidin. “Why do we sing the Song of Songs on Passover?” Conservative Judaism 48, 4 (1996) 53-72.

Shoot, Eliyahu. ‘And thou shalt not tell thy son’; issues in transmission of the Passover Seder. Studies in Jewish Musical Traditions (2001) 153-164.

Simmons, Erica. "Collective memory and historical consciousness in the Passover Seder and

Haggadah." Mehqere Hag 10 (1998) 20-36.

Waskow, Arthur. Down To Earth Judaism: Food, Money, Sex and the Rest of Life, New York: William Morrow and Co., 1995.

Yuter, Alan J. "The Haggadah as teacher; [on the Conservative Passover Haggadah]." Conservative Judaism 32, 3 (1979) 88-93.

Yuval, Israel Jacob. “Passover in the Middle Ages.” Passover and Easter; Origin and History to

Modern Times (1999) 127-160.

Zarren-Zohar, Efrat. From Passover to Shavuot. Passover and Easter; the Symbolic Structuring of Sacred Seasons: Two Liturgical Traditions v.6. Edited by Paul Bradshaw and Lawrence Hoffman; Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame (1999) 71-93.

Zemel, Alan. “The Passover Haggadah as argument, or why is this text different from

other texts?” Argumentation 12 (1998)57-77.

 

Ahistorical treatments of Jewish meals

Douglas, Mary. “Deciphering a Meal” In Food and Culture: A Reader edited by Carole Counihan and Penny Van Esterink. New York, NY: Routledge, (1997).

Fredman, Ruth Gruber. The Passover Seder: Afikomen in Exile.  Symbol and Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1981.

Kalechofsky, Roberta. Vegetarian Judaism : A Guide for Everyone Marblehead, MA : Micah Publications, 1998. 

Kass, Leon R. The Hungry Soul: Eating And The Perfecting Of Our Nature. New York: Free Press; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International,  1994.

Newton, Adam Zachary. "At play in the “piels” (and “hiphils”) of the L-rd; or, The home of the free

and the grave(n); a Passover story of freedom and command." Narrative 4, 3 (1996) 264-277.

Schwartz, Richard H. Judaism and Vegetarianism . New York : Lantern Books, 2001.

 

Other General Studies/ Miscellaneous

Bynum, Caroline,Walker,. Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women.  Berkeley, CA: University of California, (1987).

Flandrin, Jean-Louis and Massimo Montanari, eds.  Food: A Culinary History from Antiquity to the Present. Translated by Clarissa Botsford, et al. New York: Columbia University, 1999. 

Jay, Nancy.  Throughout Your Generations Forever: Sacrifice, Religion, and Paternity. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1992.

Montanari, Massimo. The Culture of Food. Translated by Carl Ipsen. Oxford, UK/ Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell, 1994.

Spencer, Colin.   The Heretic's Feast: A History of Vegetarianism. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1995.