Bible and the Ancient World

Jan
05

“Abba has begun to make money from the beer business”: Beer, Business, and Halakhah in Rabbinic Literature

In the midst of a talmudic debate about the appropriateness of beer for use in Sabbath ritual (instead of the usual beverage of wine), an incident is recounted: one disciple encounters his teacher using beer for a Sabbath meal ritual, and remarks: “Abba has begun to make money from the beer business!” (b. Pesahim 107a). […]

By David Wu |
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