Authors Posts by Jeremy Brown

Jeremy Brown

Jeremy Brown is the author, most recently, of Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History (Simon and Schuster 2018). He is an emergency physician and writes on science in the Talmud at He is the Director of the Office of Emergency Care Research at the National Institutes of Health.

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.