Books: Rabbinic Drinking: What Beverages Teach Us about Rabbinic Judaism
, University of California Press, 2020; hardcover and paperback. The Jewish Dietary Laws in the Ancient World
, Cambridge University Press, 2016; paperback edition: 2019. Food and Identity in Early Rabbinic Judaism
, Cambridge University Press, 2010; paperback edition: 2014.
Edited Volumes: Animals and the Law in Antiquity
, co-edited with Saul M. Olyan, Brown Judaic Studies, 2021, hardcover and paperback. With the Loyal You Show Yourself Loyal: Essays on Relationships in the Hebrew Bible in Honor of Saul M. Olyan
, co-edited with T.M. Lemos, Karen B. Stern, and Debra Scoggins Ballentine, SBL Press, 2021, hardcover and paperback. Feasting and Fasting: The History and Ethics of Jewish Food
, co-edited Aaron S. Gross and Jody Myers, NYU Press, 2019, hardcover and paperback. Religious Competition in the Third Century C.E.: Jews, Christians, and the Greco-Roman World
, co-edited with Lily C. Vuong and Nathaniel P. DesRosiers, Journal of Ancient Judaism Supplements, Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 2014.
“The Swine Suicides: On the Appearance and Disappearance of Pork-related Jewish Martyrdom in Antiquity
,” Journal of Religious Competition in Antiquity 1 (2019): 37-47. “‘Blessings of the Breasts’: Breastfeeding in Rabbinic Literature,”
Hebrew Union College Annual 87 (2016): 145-177.
“Dining In(to) the World To Come,” in Olam ha-zeh v’olam ha-ba: This World and the World to Come in Jewish Belief and Practice
, ed. Leonard Greenspoon, Studies in Jewish Civilization, Purdue University Press, 2017: pp. 105-114.
Book Reviews: Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food
, by Roger Horowitz
(Columbia University Press), H-Judaic, H-Net Reviews, November, 2016. Stories of the Law: Narrative Discourse and the Construction of Authority in the Mishnah
, by Moshe
Simon-Shoshan (Oxford University Press), H-Judaic, H-Net Reviews, January, 2013. Power, Ethics, and Ecology in Jewish Late Antiquity: Rabbinic Responses to Drought and Disaster
Julia Watts Belser (Cambridge University Press), AJS Review 40/1 (2016): 166-168. The Iranian Talmud: Reading the Bavli in Its Sasanian Context
, by Shai Secunda (University of
Pennsylvania Press), The Journal of Religion, 95/1 (2015): 140-141. Rabbinic Parodies of Jewish and Christian Literature
, by Holger M. Zellentin (Mohr Siebeck),
Journal for the Study of Judaism 43/3 (2012): 444. Jewish Identities in Antiquity: Studies in Memory of Menahem Stern
, edited by Lee I. Levine and
Daniel R. Schwartz (Mohr Siebeck), Catholic Biblical Quarterly 73 (2011): 433-435.
Upcoming Talks and Conferences“Rabbinic Drinking: Beer and Wine in Judaism in the Roman World,”
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, September 26, 2018. “Rabbinic Drinking: Learning Themes in Rabbinic Literature Through the Drinking Glass,”
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, October 4, 2018 “Beer: Brewing Religion in the Ancient World,”
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. February 28, 2019
“‘The wine of the region’: Wine, Beer, and the Translation fo Rabbinic Ritual from a Palestinian to a Babylonian Context,” Food as Concept/Symbol/Metaphor Program Unit, International Society of Biblical Literature Meeting, Rome, Italy, July 2019
“‘The wine of the region’: Brewing Religion and the Translation fo Rabbinic Ritual from a Palestinian to a Babylonian Context,” Meals in the Greco-Roman World Program Unit, Society of Biblical Literature Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 2019