Podcast

Prof. Shaul Stampfer – Jewish responses to epidemics in the modern period

Na granatowym tle biały napis w języku angielskim: Jewish response to epidemics in the modern period
fot. Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

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Professor Shaul Stampfer opens the fourth podcast panel on History of Jewish responses to epidemics in the modern period.

To explain the preconditions of the epidemics in modern times, professor Stampfer takes us on a journey through time and compares living conditions of a contemporary human to its hunter-gatherer ancestor.

Professor Stampfer shares in-depth analysis of Jewish responses to epidemics by presenting the confrontation of social classes; the political elite and doctors with religious minorities and the poor.

Shaul Stampfer is Professor emeritus at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a scholar of East European Jewry specializing in the history of Lithuanian yeshivas and Jewish demographics.