Trent 1475: The Responses of a Pope and a Jewish Chronicler

Early Modern Workshop: Resources in Jewish History

 

Description

This presentation discusses two responses to the 1475 trial of Jews accused of ritually murdering a Christian boy, Simon, in the city of Trent. One comes from Pope Sixtus IV and another, a century later, from a Jewish chronicler, Joseph ha-Cohen.

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Start Date

25-8-2004 9:00 AM

Location

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

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The Letters of Bella Perlhefter (1674-75)

 

Description

Elisheva Carlebach discusses the literary legacy of Bella bat Jacob Perlhefter (born c. 1650), accomplished writer, instructor of music and rhythm, and entrepreneurial seventeenth-century businesswoman. Her letters provide a rare glimpse into the life of a seventeenth-century Jewish woman (other than Glikl).

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Start Date

24-8-2004 6:00 PM

Location

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

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The Letters of Bella Perlhefter (1674-75)

 

Description

Elisheva Carlebach discusses the literary legacy of Bella bat Jacob Perlhefter (born c. 1650), accomplished writer, instructor of music and rhythm, and entrepreneurial seventeenth-century businesswoman. Her letters provide a rare glimpse into the life of a seventeenth-century Jewish woman (other than Glikl).

Click here for a video of the presentation.

Start Date

24-8-2004 6:00 PM

Location

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

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Letter from Jerusalem by Obadiah of Bertinoro (1488)

Early Modern Workshop: Resources in Jewish History

 

Description

Elliott Horowitz discusses letters by the fifteenth-century Jewish traveler, Obadiah of Bertinoro, who traveled from northern Italy to Jerusalem, as an example of early modern travel literature and encounters with different cultures.

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Start Date

24-8-2004 4:00 PM

End Date

24-8-2004 5:00 PM

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Letter from Jerusalem by Obadiah of Bertinoro (1488)

Early Modern Workshop: Resources in Jewish History

 

Description

Elliott Horowitz discusses letters by the fifteenth-century Jewish traveler, Obadiah of Bertinoro, who traveled from northern Italy to Jerusalem, as an example of early modern travel literature and encounters with different cultures.

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Start Date

24-8-2004 4:00 PM

End Date

24-8-2004 5:00 PM

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Sefer Ha-Heshek by Hillel Baal Shem (1739)

Early Modern Workshop: Resources in Jewish History

 

Description

Moshe Rosman discusses the 1739 book by Hillel Baal Shem as an example of early modern Jewish culture. It focuses on the tension between manuscript and print culture, and esoteric and exoteric knowledge.

The selected passages highlight Hillel's training, the problems caused by charlatans, the undesirable popularization of mystical techniques fostered by the publication of simplistic handbooks, and the tangled relationship between ba'al shem type practices and "proper" medicine.

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Start Date

24-8-2004 3:00 PM

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Sefer Ha-Heshek by Hillel Baal Shem (1739)

Early Modern Workshop: Resources in Jewish History

 

Description

Moshe Rosman discusses the 1739 book by Hillel Baal Shem as an example of early modern Jewish culture. It focuses on the tension between manuscript and print culture, and esoteric and exoteric knowledge.

The selected passages highlight Hillel's training, the problems caused by charlatans, the undesirable popularization of mystical techniques fostered by the publication of simplistic handbooks, and the tangled relationship between ba'al shem type practices and "proper" medicine.

Click here for the video of the presentation.

Start Date

24-8-2004 3:00 PM

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Early Modern Jewries

Early Modern Workshop: Resources in Jewish History

 

Description

The 2004 workshop’s goal was to look broadly at the early modern period, and develop a number of themes that might be pursued at subsequent workshops. At the workshop, a number of scholars worked together for three days trying to define the parameters of this chronological period in Jewish history. Participants have covered a broad, if still necessarily limited, range of geographic, thematic, and disciplinary topics, resulting in the first collection of impressive texts on early modern Jewish history. They include privileges granted by monarchs and lords to Jews (privileges granted to Jews of Great Poland in 1453, to a Jewish community in Jampol in 1711, to Jews in Trieste in 1771), various expressions of intellectual creativity of Jews (Ets Hayyim by Hayyim Vital, work of an east European Baal Shem, Sefer Marekhet ha-Elohut by Yehuda Hayat, Yakov Emden’s Mitpahat Sefarim, Keshet u-Magen by Zemah Duran, Kol Sakhal), halakhic materials (registers of a Bet Din, a rabbinic court, in Metz, France; Seder Mitzvot Nashim, a book of women’s commandments), Jewish travelers accounts (Obadiah of Bertinoro), materials concerning Jewish-Christian relations (Yosef Ha-Kohen’s `Emek ha-Bakha, Bull of Pope Sixtus IV, an 1700 court account of church robbery, Process Kryminalny—an example of anti-Jewish polemic from Poland, and Elias Schadeus’ account of preaching to Jews in Strasbourg), texts concerning women (Seder Mizvot Nashim, and letters of Bella Perlhefter), and an account of Jewish social discipline (Samuel Aboab).

These texts, many inaccessible or available only in languages not shared by all, have been translated and equipped with annotations, and introductory essays by scholars who presented them.

Event Website

http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/emw/emw2004/

Start Date

23-8-2004 5:00 PM

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Early Modern Jewries

Early Modern Workshop: Resources in Jewish History

 

Description

The 2004 workshop’s goal was to look broadly at the early modern period, and develop a number of themes that might be pursued at subsequent workshops. At the workshop, a number of scholars worked together for three days trying to define the parameters of this chronological period in Jewish history. Participants have covered a broad, if still necessarily limited, range of geographic, thematic, and disciplinary topics, resulting in the first collection of impressive texts on early modern Jewish history. They include privileges granted by monarchs and lords to Jews (privileges granted to Jews of Great Poland in 1453, to a Jewish community in Jampol in 1711, to Jews in Trieste in 1771), various expressions of intellectual creativity of Jews (Ets Hayyim by Hayyim Vital, work of an east European Baal Shem, Sefer Marekhet ha-Elohut by Yehuda Hayat, Yakov Emden’s Mitpahat Sefarim, Keshet u-Magen by Zemah Duran, Kol Sakhal), halakhic materials (registers of a Bet Din, a rabbinic court, in Metz, France; Seder Mitzvot Nashim, a book of women’s commandments), Jewish travelers accounts (Obadiah of Bertinoro), materials concerning Jewish-Christian relations (Yosef Ha-Kohen’s `Emek ha-Bakha, Bull of Pope Sixtus IV, an 1700 court account of church robbery, Process Kryminalny—an example of anti-Jewish polemic from Poland, and Elias Schadeus’ account of preaching to Jews in Strasbourg), texts concerning women (Seder Mizvot Nashim, and letters of Bella Perlhefter), and an account of Jewish social discipline (Samuel Aboab).

These texts, many inaccessible or available only in languages not shared by all, have been translated and equipped with annotations, and introductory essays by scholars who presented them.

Event Website

http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/emw/emw2004/

Start Date

23-8-2004 5:00 PM

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