LISTEN: Pigging Out in Jerusalem: Did Ancient Israelites Really Eat Pork?

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Haaretz Weekend

Host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz’s senior editor for archaeology and science, Ruth Schuster, and archaeology correspondent Ariel David.

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The panel discusses the discovery of piglet skeleton in a First Temple-period home in Jerusalem. We ask: Does this mean that the Israelites ignored the prohibition against eating pork and what does it tell us about when Judaism as we know it was born?

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