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Monday 28 - Tuesday 29 July 2014

Defining Jewish Medicine

medicine

Registration is open for our symposium:

Thursday 11 September 2014

"...And Thereafter: the impact of World War One on the Jews and their Europe"

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Defining Jewish Medicine

Start: Jul 28, 2014 9:45:00 AM
End: Jul 29, 2014 5:30:00 PM

medicine
The association between Jewish doctors and their calling has roots which go back to the Babylonian Talmud and proceed throughout the Middle Ages into modernity, with major contributions to medicine being made by Jewish practitioners. A fundamental aspect of this question is how to define 'Jewish medicine' throughout its long history. Developing a clear profile will have considerable influence on the way we view the connection between Jews and medicine. The conference will present different aspects of research on Jewish medicine - its origins, its historical context, how medicine could be influenced by Jewish law and custom (halachah) and how the role of the Jewish doctor has evolved over the centuries. 

"...And Thereafter: the impact of World War One on the Jews and their Europe"

Start: Sep 11, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Organised by the Jewish Historical Society of England and the Institute of Jewish Studies, UCL