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Jason Mokhtarian

Herbert and Stephanie Neuman Associate Professor
of Hebrew and Jewish Literature and Director of the Jewish Studies Program at Cornell

 Medicine in the Talmud

Join us as we explore the surprising connection between Talmudic studies and ancient medical remedies. The Talmud, a rich compilation of Jewish laws and narratives, contains numerous natural remedies for various ailments from toothaches to heart conditions. Together, we’ll explore this historical context, discuss the efficacy of these ancient therapies, and their relevance to modern medicine. Professor Mokhtarian’s talk will draw from his latest book, “Medicine in the Talmud: Natural and Supernatural Therapies between Magic and Science.”

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
6:00 pm: Reception with beverages and hearty appetizers
7:00 – 8:15 pm: Lecture followed by Q&A

Online registration is now closed but walk-ins are welcome. 
Tickets: $20
Young alumni ticket price: $10

The Cornell Club-New York
6 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017

Event or registration questions, contact Cass Jenis at cjj38@cornell.edu.

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