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Jordan Rosenblum

Expert on rabbinic Judaism, food and Judaism, food and religion, and Jewish History

Belzer Professor of Classical Judaism, Religious Studies and Jewish Studies College of Letters and Science Home page


  • Jewish History (from biblical to modern times)
  • Food and Religion
  • Food and Judaism
  • Rabbinic Judaism (literature and history)


  • Author, "Rabbinic Drinking: What Beverages Teach Us About Rabbinic Literature," University of California Press, forthcoming in hardcover and paperback, 2020.
  • Author, "The Jewish Dietary Laws in the Ancient World," Cambridge University Press, 2016 (paperback: 2019)
  • Author, "Food and Identity in Early Rabbinic Judaism," Cambridge University Press, 2010 (paperback: 2014)
  • Co-Editor, "Feasting and Fasting: The History and Ethics of Jewish Food," NYU Press, forthcoming in hardcover and paperback in December 2019.
  • Starr Fellowship, Harvard University, 2009