Secondary Literature

In addition to the writings, source sheets, videos, and podcasts available on this website, there are still plenty of Jewish drinking-related secondary literature out there. Below, you can find articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations:


Book Chapters

  • David, Abraham. “Use of Wine by Near Eastern Jews in the Late Middle Ages and Beyond”. In “In the Dwelling of a Sage Lie Precious Treasures”: Essays in Jewish Studies in Honor of Shnayer Z. Leiman, edited by Yitzhak Berger and Chaim Milikowsky, 225-240. New York City: Yeshiva University Press, 2020.
  • Ebeling, Jennie R. and Michael M. Homan. “Baking and Brewing Beer in the Israelite Household: A Study of Women’s Cooking Technology”. In The World of Women in the Ancient and Classical Near East, edited by Beth Alpert Nakhai, 45-62. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.
  • Geller, Markham J. “Diet and Regimen in the Babylonian Talmud”. In Food and Identity in the Ancient World, edited by Cristiano Grotanelli and Lucio Milano, 217-242. Padua, Italy: S.A.R.G.O.N., 2004.
  • Horowitz, Roger. “Man-O-Manischewitz”. In Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food, 127-161. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.
  • Homan, Michael. “Beer, Barley, and שֵׁכָר in the Hebrew Bible”. In Le-David Maskil: A Birthday Tribute for David Noel Freedman, edited by Richard Elliott Friedman and William H. C. Propp, 25-38. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2004.
  • Marks, Susan. “How Ancient Greeks, Romans, Jews and Christians Drank Their Wine” In Feasting and Fasting: The History and Ethics of Jewish Food, edited by Aaron Gross, Jody Myers, and Jordan Rosenblum. New York: New York University Press, 2019. 170-188.
  • Putzu, Vadim. “Tasting Heaven: Wine and the World to Come from the Talmud to Safed”. In olam ha-zeh v’olam ha-ba: This World and the World to Come in Jewish Belief and Practice, edited by Leonard J. Greenspoon, 151-170. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2017.
  • Rosenblum, Jordan D. “Inclined to Decline Reclining? Women, Corporeality, and Dining Posture in Early Rabbinic Literature”. In Meals in the Early Christian World: Social Formation, Experimentation, and Conflict at the Table. Edited by Dennis E. Smith and Hal Taussig, 261-274. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
  • Schwartz, Seth. “No Dialogue at the Symposium? Conviviality in Ben Sira and the Palestinian Talmud”. In The End of Dialogue in Antiquity, edited by Simon Goldhill, 193-216. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • Wulkan, Reba. “The Grape and the Vine: A Motif in Contemporary Jewish Textiles.” In Creating Textiles: Makers, Methods, Markets. Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial Symposium of the Textile Society of America, Inc. New York, NY, September 23–26, 1998, 369-377. Earleville, MD: Textile Society of America, Inc., 1999.

Book Reviews

  • Gersten, Eli. Review of Wine, Whisky & Halachah: A Halachic Overview to The Laws of Wine and Whisky, Including Scotch Whisky Matured in Sherry Casks, by HaRav Shraga Kallus and Rabbi Avraham Chaim Slansky. Jewish Action 80, no. 3 (Spring 2020): 104-105.

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