נדרים - Nedarim

Nedarim 8b ~ Heliotherapy

Sunlight is the best disinfectant. Sometimes.

Nedarim 15a ~ How Long Can You Go Without Sleep?

Rabbi Yochanan thought it’s about three days. But it’s a lot longer than that.

Nedarim 20b ~ Shame

Why blushing should be a Jewish trait.

Nedarim 31b ~ Great is Milah

Credibility enhancing displays, and the other benefits of ritual circumcision.

Nedarim 39b ~ Visiting the Sick

The rabbis insisted on it. We are only just beginning to understand its health benefits.

Nedarim 41b ~ Fever

Rava was right. It is actually beneficial.

Nedarim 50b ~ Shmuel, Colonoscopies, and the Pillcam

A hard-boiled egg as a colonoscopy prototype.

Nedarim 65a ~ Bad Dog. Very Bad Dog

Jews, dogs, and Azit, the Canine Paratrooper .

Nedarim 66b ~ False Teeth, and False, False Teeth

Rabbi Yishmael and the gold teeth he fashioned for the needy.

Nedarim 80~ Rabbi Yossi on Bathing and Laundry

Jewish, Roman and early Christian bathing habits.