JUDAISM SCIENCE AND COSMOLOGY IN THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY

H Avidan

Abstract


Judaism has been traditionally supportive of science and nowhere is this more evident than in the intense involvement of Jews with medicine.  In biblical times considerable care was taken to ensure the highest possible standards of public health.  To prevent contagion the Hebrews insisted upon quarantine, burning or scalding of infected garments and utensils, thorough scrubbing and fumigation of houses suspected of infection and scrupulous inspection and purification of the diseased person following recovery (Lv 13)


Keywords


Judaism science; cosmology; public health

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/61-0-1514

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