Berit Engen: WEFT and D'RASH – Weaving a Thousand Jewish Tapestries
Berit Engen: WEFT and D'RASH – Weaving a Thousand Jewish Tapestries


3 (JEWISH) DOCTORS
– Maimonides, Nachmanides, and Me

 
What does little me have in common with Sephardic men of the Golden Age, these highly accomplished poets, Bible commentators, grammarians, translators of Latin, Greek, and Arabic, not to mention military and diplomatic leaders. Some of these already hardworking guys were also educated as physicians. Those who were not, if their work of passion did not pay the bills, sometimes declared themselves medical doctors and earned money by seeing patients.
 
Well, I weave poetry. With my tapestries I comment on Biblical texts. I have knowledge of Hebrew, Arabic, and Greek grammar. Every day I spend as many hours as I can on my work. And one day, in the twelfth year of my twenty-year project, I felt disillusioned, wondering whether I ever would have more income than expenses. So, I hung up a sign on my front door: “Doctor.”

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