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The Sacred Table: Creating a Jewish Food Ethic serves up a rich dialogue about the intersection of Judaism and food. This anthology of essays explores the questions and challenges of navigating the personal and communal choices about eating. The historic Jewish approach to eating, traditionally termed Kashrut, is explored, broadened and, in some cases, challenged within th ...more
Paperback, 519 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Central Conference of American Rabbis (first published January 28th 2011)
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Jacob
Aug 14, 2014 rated it liked it
I first came across this collection of essays when I was looking for sources for a college paper on Jewish views on food ethics. Now that I have a lot more reading time on my hands, and a newfound interest in all food-related nonfiction, I thought I might sit down and give it a more deliberate read-through, instead of the frenzied search for passages and essays relevant to my own paper.

This volume is an attempt by the Reform movement to open a discussion and attempt to push forward a vision (or
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Judy Carney
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you are interested in learning more about food decisions, the whys and why nots, you will enjoy this book. I will call it enlightening
Michael
Jan 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: food-writing, judaica
This was a very interesting collection of essays about creating a Jewish food ethic and has made me start to rethink the choices I make. I felt that many of the essays went only so far, ideas were presented and supported and then at the end many of them say, "Whatever you choose to believe, you make up your own mind." Well, gosh, thanks. Also there is a lot of repetition of ideas in all the essays, some I thought could have been cut without having lost anything. Many of these essays are heavily ...more
Andrew Newman
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book containing 50 essays about what and how to eat in the "modern" world has already changed my eating practices and will continue to help me think intentionally about what and how I eat moving forward.
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Added an further level to my understanding of Modern Kashrut. it is an easy book to read and a wonderful book to study as a group. I have read the entire book, but keep returning to several special essays
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