Cancelled: Mini-Course: Childbirth and Magic

Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Contact for address, Philadelphia, PA

Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2020 Contrary to popular belief, magic played an important role in the daily life of Jews in the premodern world. This was especially true in the home—and chief among the domestic events that called for magical intervention was childbirth, both dramatic and dangerous before modern advances in medicine […]