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Feasting and FastingThe History and Ethics of Jewish Food$
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Aaron Gross, Jody Myers, and Jordan D. Rosenblum

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781479899333

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479899333.001.0001

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A Brief History of Jews and Garlic

A Brief History of Jews and Garlic

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(p.147) 5. A Brief History of Jews and Garlic
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Feasting and Fasting
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Jordan D. Rosenblum

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479899333.003.0008

This chapter investigates the historical association between Jews and garlic. In the process, it explores how garlic functions both internally (by Jews) and externally (by non-Jews) as a symbol that represents Self and Other; or, in the terminology favored in anthropology and food studies, how garlic operates as a metonym for Jews. In doing so, it references a wide variety of sources, including biblical and rabbinic texts, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, vampire lore, and 1960s rock music.

Keywords:   Jews, garlic, Self and Other, anthropology, food studies, metonym, biblical, rabbinic, Chaucer, vampire

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