FRED ROSNER, M.D.
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To the editor: I read with interest the essay entitled "Man Versus Woman: A Historical and Cultural Framework," by Dr. Charles D. Aring, in the December 1970 issue of the ANNALS. Certain inaccuracies in that article need to be corrected. First, the "profound debasement of women" in Judaism is far from the truth (vide infra). Second, to call Rabbi Maimonides a "holy man" is an extremely poor characterization of this medieval genius, renowned as a philosopher (1), theologian (2), astronomer (3), and physician (4). Finally, the "prayer from Jewish culture of bygone years" is not at all obsolete but is,
ROSNER F. The Position of Women in Judaism. Ann Intern Med. ;74:645–646. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-4-645
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(4):645-646.
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