Aphrodite and the Rabbis
By : Burton L. Visotzky Nathan and Janet Appleman Professor Emeritus of Midrash and Interreligious Studies Posted On Sep 27, 2016 | Author Conversations: Between the Lines
Aphrodite and the Rabbis: How the Jews Adapted Roman Culture as We Know It
Judaism as we know it is a western Roman religion, argues Rabbi Burton Visotzky. Yes, the very empire that destroyed the Jerusalem Temple in 70 CE served as the culture in which Judaism was nurtured and became the religion of the rabbis that we still celebrate today.