Burton L. Visotzky's Aphrodite and the Rabbis: How the Jews Adapted Roman Culture PDF

By Burton L. Visotzky

Hard to think yet true:

- The Passover Seder is a Greco-Roman symposium banquet
- The Talmud rabbis provided themselves as Stoic philosophers
- Synagogue constructions have been Roman basilicas
- Hellenistic rhetoric professors informed sons of well-to-do Jews
- Zeus-Helios is depicted in synagogue mosaics throughout historic Israel
- The Jewish courts have been named after the Roman political establishment, the Sanhedrin
- In Israel there have been synagogues the place the prayers have been recited in Greek.

Historians have lengthy debated the (re)birth of Judaism within the wake of the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple cult through the Romans in 70 CE. What changed that sacrificial cult was once without delay anything new–indebted to the very tradition of the Roman overlords–even because it additionally sought to maintain what little it may well of the outdated Israelite faith. The Greco-Roman tradition within which rabbinic Judaism grew within the first 5 centuries of the typical period nurtured the improvement of Judaism as we nonetheless be aware of and rejoice it this present day.

Arguing that its transformation from a Jerusalem-centered cult to an international faith used to be made attainable by means of the Roman Empire, Rabbi Burton Visotzky offers Judaism as a notably Roman faith. choked with interesting aspect from the everyday life and tradition of Jewish groups around the Hellenistic global, Aphrodite and the Rabbis will attract somebody attracted to the advance of Judaism, faith, background, artwork and architecture.

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