University of Illinois Press

Ritual Medical Lore of Sephardic Women: Sweetening the Spirits, Healing the Sick

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ISBN: 9780252026973
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication Date: 2001-12-05
Number of pages: 288
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Centered around interviews with elders of the Sephardic communities of the former Ottoman Empire, this volume illuminates preventive and curative rituals conducted by women at home - rituals that ensured the physical and spiritual well-being of the community and functioned as a counterpart to the public rites conducted by men in the synagogues.

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