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The Healthy Jew: The Symbiosis of Judaism and Modern Medicine

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The Healthy Jew traces the culturally revealing story of how Moses, the rabbis, and other Jewish thinkers came to be understood as medical authorities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Such a radically different interpretation, by scholars and popular writers alike, resulted in new, widespread views on the salubrious effects of, for example, circumcision, Jewish sexual purity laws, and kosher foods. The Healthy Jew explores this interpretative tradition in the light of a number of broader debates over ‘civilization’ and ‘culture’, Orientalism, religion and science (in the wake of Darwin), anti-Semitism and Jewish apologetics, and the scientific and medical discoveries and debates that revolutionized the fields of bacteriology, preventive medicine, and genetics/eugenics.

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The story of how Moses, the rabbis, and other Jewish thinkers came to be understood as medical authorities.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521877183
Author:
Hart, Mitchell B
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Hart, Mitchell B.
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Medicine -- History.
Subject:
Medicine in the bible
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.24x6.40x.81 in. 1.14 lbs.

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