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Kosher & Co.: On Food and Religion

Exhibition Catalog

This book centers on kashrut – Jewish dietary laws – and Judaism's broader relationship with food. It proceeds to make comparisons with other world religions, primarily Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism. Well-known scholars of religion and culture illustrate the developments and peculiarities of the different religious traditions and how they view food. It ultimately becomes clear that the saying "you are what you eat" also holds true in the religious context: food promotes identity, be it for a particular group of people or an individual.

"Identities" is the title of one of the eight chapters in the elaborately designed book, in which various authors explore questions concerning "Food and Religion." The authors also consider the subjects of "Bread and Wine," "Enjoying and Abstaining," and "Paradise." Around 170 primarily color illustrations give further insights into the topic’s rich diversity. Recipes invite readers to try cooking what they have read about and broaden their horizons, both culinary and otherwise.

Details & Excerpts

  • Koscher & Co. Über Essen und Religion
    (Kosher & Co. On Food and Religion)
    304 pages with approximately 170 primarily
    color illustrations,
    Paperback
    Nicolai Publishing House
    Berlin 2009

    ISBN: 9783-89779-538-2
    In German only

  • Editors

    Michal Friedlander and Cilly Kugelmann
    For the Jewish Museum Berlin

  • Contributing Writers

    Peter Heine, Rainer Kampling, Renate Syed,
    David Kraemer, Doron Rabinovici,
    Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Herman Simon,
    Ruth Ellen Gruber, Claudia Roden and others

  • Translations

    Michael Ebmeyer, Karsten Kredel (Patricia Marx)

  • Design

    Kühle und Mozer

  • Price

    24.90 euros (Museum edition:
    Folded pamphlet,
    with an index of the exhibits)
    29.90 euros (Bookshop edition:
    Hardback with jacket)

Book Cover of

Table of contents

In German only

PDF / 0.05 MB / german / not accessible

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Introduction

by Cilly Kugelmann and Michal Firedlander
In German only

PDF / 0.05 MB / german / not accessible

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Die Hostie (The Host)

by Iris Blochel-Dittrich
In German only

PDF / 0.09 MB / german / not accessible

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»Winnie Puuh und Ferkel dazu ... « – und andere unkoschere Geschichten
("Winne-the-Pooh, piglet too"...and other unkosher tales)

by Michal Friedlander
In German only

PDF / 0.36 MB / german / not accessible

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Heilige Kühe (Sacred Cows)

by Florian Werner
In German only

PDF / 0.07 MB / german / not accessible

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You can order this publication from a bookstore, or from the museum by contacting

Janine Lehmann
T +49 (0)30 259 93 410
F +49 (0)30 259 93 409
info@jmberlin.de

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