Authors Posts by Jeremy Brown
Why Pandemics Happen to Good People
What theological language can we use to describe our current pandemic moment? In an excerpt from his forthcoming book, Jeremy Brown takes scope of the ancient and modern notions of plague theodicy and reviews some ideas from the 2021 National Jewish Book Award Winner Torah in a Time of Plague.
Social Distancing in the Rabbinic Tradition
Jeremy Brown discusses some remarkable Talmudic and historical precedents for social distancing during pandemics.
A Long-Forgotten Jewish Remedy for the Coronavirus Outbreak
Before modern medicine, how did Jews combat outbreaks such as the coronavirus? Jeremy Brown introduces us to a long-forgotten wedding ceremony that was used as an antidote.
Overnight Eggs and the Evolution of Humrah
Jeremy Brown considers the deeper significance of kashrut organizations' new humrah regarding eggs that were left out overnight.
Vaccines, Hysteria, and Rabbinic Responsibility: A Plea from the Trenches
Jeremy Brown comments on the history and necessity of vaccination in the Jewish community.