Jews and Medicine. Religion, Culture, and Science

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

(212 words)

Editor & Curator

Natalia Berger.


Tel Aviv, Israel, 1995. 275 pp., illustrations: 63 col., 142 b&w, 29 × 22 cm. English.




Beit Hatfutsot (Opening: 1 January 1995)


The relationship between Jews and medicine throughout history and the world. 14 essays. Numerous Hebrew and Latin illuminated manuscripts and printed books illustrate medical beliefs, practices and personages from the Medieval and Renaissance periods in “Healing and Jewish Law and Lore” (Samuel S. Kottek), “Medical Treatises in the Middle Ages” (Ron Barkai) and “The Marriage of Science and Ethics” (Aaron Feingold). Amulets figure prominently in “Jewish Folk Medicine” (Hagit Matras). A wealth of photographs document medical practices in the post-Holocaust years. No itemized listing.

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Christian ArtEretz IsraelEx LibrisFreud, SigmundGermanyHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, France, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 15th CHevra Kadisha painted panelsHolocaustIncantation bowlsKabbalahMedical diplomas, illuminatedPostcardsPostersUnited States

Related ephemera

Invitation to exhibition opening, leaflet, 6 pp., 1 col. illus., 22 × 10 cm; Invitation to gala dinner on the occasion of the exhibition opening, leaflet, 4 pp., 1 b&w illus.

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