The book is based on the essays of the Muslim Jerusalem physician, Ab'u Abdallah Muhamad ibn Sa'id al-Tamimi, who lived in the second half of the 10th century. The information given by al-Tamimi is not restricted solely to medical matters but is also of great interest in the field of realia, the daily life of local residents and their beliefs, and includes original and unusual information on geography, quarry production, wild plants and agricultural crops, diverse industries and eating customs that were pre-valent among the local residents, particularly in greater Jerusalem and the Dead Sea Basin.
Danacode:   110-20070 ISBN:  965-226-252-8 Language:   Hebrew Pages:   174 Weight:   320 gr Dimensions:  15X22 cm Publication Date:   01/2004 Publisher:   Bar-Ilan University Press
From biblical to current times, a large number of fragrances have been recorded in Jewish literature. This book is dedicated to a discussion of the halakhic domain of the "blessings on scents" that evolved in the time of the Sages.
Ibn el Arabi (1076-1148), a Muslim religious scholar from Seville, recorded his impressions of Eretz Israel in numerous essays, a selection of which is presented in this volume. His writings comprise an original and fascinating record of the cultural and