Though ancient rabbinic texts are fundamental to analyzing the
history of Judaism, they are also daunting for the novice to read.
Rabbinic literature presumes tremendous prior knowledge, and its
fascinating twists and turns in logic can be disorienting. Rabbinic
Drinking helps learners at every level navigate this brilliant but
mystifying terrain by focusing on rabbinic conversations about
beverages, such as beer and wine, water, and even breast milk. By
studying the contents of a drinking vessel-including the contexts
and practices in which they are imbibed-Rabbinic Drinking surveys
key themes in rabbinic literature to introduce readers to the main
contours of this extensive body of historical documents. Features
and Benefits: Contains a broad array of rabbinic passages,
accompanied by didactic and rich explanations and contextual
discussions, both literary and historical Thematic chapters are
organized into sections that include significant and original
translations of rabbinic texts Each chapter includes in-text
references and concludes with a list of both referenced works and
suggested additional readings
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