Podcast

Prof. Natan Meir - Jewish responses to epidemics in the modern period

Granatowe tło i biały napis: Jewish responses to epidemics in the modern period
fot. Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

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Prof. Natan Meir continues the fourth podcasts panel with his lecture on fighting epidemics in Poland in the modern period.

Prof. Meir explains whether the plague weddings were the last resort for Eastern European Jewry, why it was common for the marginalized minority to choose this ritual during hard times and consider it as an effective remedy for epidemics.

Natan Meir is a professor in Judaic Studies at Portland State University. His latest book, published in 2020 - “Stepchildren of the Shtetl: The Destitute, Disabled, and Mad of Jewish Eastern Europe, 1800-1939” perfectly describes his academic research areas which are Eastern European Jewry, modern Jewish history and diminished Jewish minority’ account.