Prof. Jeremy Brown - Pandemics in the Talmud
Prof. Jeremy Brown dedicates his lecture to the pandemic in the Talmud, thus ending the second thematic block of our podcast series.
What were the fundamental reactions to the pandemic in the past? Why should people keep their feet inside their houses when the epidemic strikes? To these and many other questions one can find answers in the podcast.
Jeremy Brown is associate professor of emergency medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington DC and the director of the Office of Emergency Care Research at the National Institutes of Health. Not only does he have a successful career path in the field of medicine but also he stands out among other scholars with his interest in judaic studies and talmudology. He is the author of “Influenza: The 100-year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History”. His research interests focus on explaining the Jewish reception of modern-day diseases and their interpretation in the Talmud.
The conference is organized within the Global Education Outreach Program.
The conference is supported by Taube Philanthropies, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.