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Ritual Medical Lore of Sephardic Women


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Isaac Jack Levy, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Spanish Language and Literature at the University of South Carolina and founder of the American Society of Sephardic Studies, is the author of And the World Stood Silent: Sephardic Poetry of the Holocaust, Jewish Rhodes: A Lost Culture, and Prolegomena to the Study of the "Refranero Sefardi."Rosemary Levy Zumwalt, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College at Agnes Scott College and president of the Fellows of the American Folklore Society, is the author of Wealth and Rebellion: Elsie Clews Parsons, Anthropologist and Folklorist and American Folklore Scholarship: A Dialog of Dissent.


"[Levy and Zumwalt] bring a wide perspective to their study." -- Choice "This is an important study on the role of women in the life of the community, the family, and individuals, and on their involvement in ensuring the physical and spiritual health of their acquaintances. ... This is an important contribution to the study of Jewish women, the role of women in the well-being of the community, folk medicine, and folklore." -- Rachel Simon, Religious Studies Review ADVANCE PRAISE: "This well-written book makes a significant contribution to the study of the folklore of the Levantine Sephardim. The authors have a unique vantage point on a Sephardic world that is fast vanishing, if not vanished. They will be among the last scholars to do significant fieldwork in this area, and their testimony will be a useful mine for scholars for many years to come." -- David Martin Gitlitz, author of Secrecy and Deceit: The Religion of Crypto-Jew

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