Am Yisrael High: The Story Of Jews And Cannabis, Exhibition Opening May 5

The story of Jews and cannabis begins in ancient times and connects to religion, science, medicine and law.

Numerous Jewish texts, including the Bible and the Talmud, reference cannabis. Prominent rabbis have discussed it in their writings and it has been used by Jews in religious rituals and for medicinal purposes. Many Jews are at the forefront of scientific research and medical applications of cannabis. They have also been deeply involved in the counterculture and movements, as well as the commercial aspects of the modern cannabis industry, from horticulture to distribution to paraphernalia.

The YIVO Institute for Jewish …

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