Ritual Medical Lore of Sephardic Women

By Isaac Jack Levy and Rosemary Levy Zumwalt

The author was born in Rhodes and explains with the co-author (and wife) Rosemary Levy Zumwalt, the many facets of folk remedies. It affirms the women’s pivotal role in the health of their communities. This 260 page book is filled with an enormous amount of information and stories relating to healings from religious blessings to beliefs and herbal cures, including: prekante, mal ojo, pidyon, espanto, saradura, ruda and mumia.

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