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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 33Jewish Religious Life in Poland since 1750$
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François Guesnet, Antony Polonsky, Ada Rapoport-Albert, and Marcin Wodzinski

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781906764753

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906764753.001.0001

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Table Talk and the Bond of Reading A Jewish Broadsheet for Meals

Table Talk and the Bond of Reading A Jewish Broadsheet for Meals

(p.97) Table Talk and the Bond of Reading A Jewish Broadsheet for Meals
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 33

Avriel Bar-Levav

Liverpool University Press

This chapter talks about Jewish rituals that are considered highly dynamic as they constantly evolve, change, and erode once they emerge. It examines the emergence and spread of Jewish rituals between the mid-seventeenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries, detecting numerous changes that have undergone over time. It also cites newly emergent sensibilities, communication technologies, towering personalities, influential books and other printed materials, and the spread of new ideologies as combined factors that modify or alter the course of Jewish ritual practices. The chapter presents an unknown broadsheet that illustrates Jewish domestic table rituals as they developed in eastern Europe during the eighteenth century. This broadsheet comprises of various texts that are studied and performed at mealtimes and is considered an example of the creation of personalized rituals.

Keywords:   Jewish rituals, broadsheet, mealtimes, personalized rituals, Jewish ritual practices, Jewish table rituals

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