The Jewish Book of Flowers explores 20 flowers that play important roles in Jewish ritual, culture and healing traditions today and throughout history, across the diaspora. It draws from a wide range of sources, such as Torah teachings, folk songs and folk tales, instructions from elders, recipes from the Cairo Geniza, and Maimonides’ own herbal remedies. Written for those new to plants and herbalists alike, this illustrated book dives into herbal remedies accumulated over centuries, including: teas, tinctures, balms, steams, baths, syrups, and recipes for healing meals.
Exploring the longstanding relationship Jews have had with flowers can strengthen our connection to the earth itself and remind us of our responsibility to care for the land as Shomrei Adamah, or guardians of the Earth. The Jewish Book of Flowers is historical and botanical storytelling, an interdisciplinary guide to explore ancestral Jewish relationships to flowers and the healing properties of herbs.
This book is a 8.5x11-inch, glossy, full-colored book that features enlarged font for accessible reading, original plant photography, and nearly 300 pages of Jewish flower traditions and resources.
The Jewish Book of Flowers (Paperback)
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