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The Different Life Stages: From Childhood to Old Age  

Jonathan Schofer

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines approaches to the topic of life cycles among Jews in Roman Palestine. It first identifies the methodological issues associated with comparing the Jewish and (Graeco-) ... More

Family and Society  

Beryl Rawson

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
For Roman society, the definition of ‘the family’ is now one of the most hotly debated topics. This article focuses on the society of Rome and Italy, as well as the Western Roman Empire, ... More

Food, Eating, and Meals  

David Kraemer

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article takes a look at the Jewish diet in Palestine. It shows what the Jews in Roman Palestine ate, and determines to what degree there was a uniquely Jewish diet in antiquity. It ... More

The Household Economy  

Alexei Sivertsev

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article is concerned with Jewish household economy. It considers source material and the various approaches of scholarship on the topic, and then describes the production activities ... More

Marriage and Divorce  

Michael L. Satlow

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article reviews the state of scholarship on Jewish marital and divorce practices. It focuses on the legal institutions that govern marriage and divorce — such as the kettubah — their ... More

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