“And He Decreed that Glassware is Susceptible to Becoming Unclean”: The Application of the Laws of Ritual Purity to Glassware Reconsidered

with Dr. Tziona Grossmark

In this talk, the application of the laws of ritual purity to glassware will be examined both within its historical context and within the context of the development of glassmaking techniques

 Professor Tziona Grossmark is the head of the department of Galilee Studies for M.A. degree, at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies, Tel Hai College, Upper Galilee, Israel. She was the head of the department of Multidisciplinary Studies from 1999 to 2003 and the dean of the faculty from 2006 to 2010. She teaches courses in Jewish History of the Roman and Byzantine Periods. Her Ph.D. Thesis titled ‘Jewelry and Jewelry-making in rabbinic literature’ was further developed in couple of papers, such as ‘Trivia Talmudica: Towards the Identification of the Goldsmith’s Working Tools’, published in May 2018 in the Jewelry Studies — the Journal of The Society of Jewelry Historians. Her research interests include daily life during Late Roman and Byzantine Periods. Current research: Travelers` Stories in the Talmud. She is the author of Travelers Narratives in Rabbinic Literature, Voyages to Imaginary Realms (2010).

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Patton Hall (RLP), 2.606
305 23RD ST E, Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Arts & Humanities, World & Culture


All Departments

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni

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