Wednesday, April 03, 2019

How was Rome like a boar?

DR. MALKA Z. SIMKOVICH: Why Rome Is Likened to a Boar (
The Romans were baffled as to why Jews would not eat pork, an idiosyncrasy which became the subject of speculation as well as ethnic humor. In response, Jewish texts highlight the way the hated Romans remind the rabbis of pigs and wild boars.

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