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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS
Judge Amnon Carmi is the editor o f a new journal devoted to
forensic medicine, the
International Journal of Medicine and Law,
published by the Haifa University since the summer of 1979. It is
truly international in scope. Articles written by doctors or lawyers
from various countries deal with a wide range of medico-legal
topics. There are several contributions by Israeli authors as well.
Some of the articles deal with Jewish aspects o f the subject, such
as: “Mental Health and Divorce in Judaism,” or “On the Legal
Capacity of the Deaf Mute in Jewish Law.”
Assia,
containing
articles, abstracts and reports on matters o f halakhah and
medicine, is published by the Falk Schlesinger Institute for Medi­
cal Halakhic Research at the Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem.
Until vol. 7, contributions to
Assia
were entirely in Hebrew but
since November 1980 there has also been a substantial section in
English, in which there have appeared such articles as: “Medicine
and Judaism,” an overview by Immanuel Jacobovitz. Medical
problems and research proper are investigated in the
IsraelJour­
nal of Medical Sciences.
In other fields of natural sciences and technology, the following
journals are published:
Israel Journal of Botany; Israel Journal of
Zoology; Israel Journal of Chemistry; Israel Journal of Earth Sciences;
Israel Journal of Entomology; Israel Journal of Mathematics; Israel
Journal ofPhysics;
and
IsraelJournal of Technology.
It is to be noted
that these disciplines are dealt with in English only. There are no
specialized Hebrew publications in the fields enumerated. Ag­
riculture, the oldest field of research in Israel, was represented by
the
IsraelJournal ofAgricultural Research,
which ceased to appear in
1974. It was superseded in part by
Phytoparasitica.
Natural history is treated not only in the scientific press.
Israel
Land and Nature
is a popular magazine dealing with Israeli flora
and fauna. It is well illustrated in color.
Israel Land and Nature
is
the English version of the old Hebrew magazine
Teva va-Aretz.
Israel, the land of kibbutzim, was naturally selected as the site of
the editorial office of the
Journal ofRural Cooperation,
organ o f the
International Research Center on Rural Cooperative Societies.
Articles here describe cooperative communities around the
world, including the Israeli ones. International cooperation is
also the subject of
Kidma,
published by the Israel chapter o f the