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After Expulsion: 1492 and the Making of Sephardic Jewry

Jonathan S. Ray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729113
eISBN:
9780814729120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729113.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

On August 3, 1492, the same day that Columbus set sail from Spain, the long and glorious history of that nation's Jewish community officially came to a close. The expulsion of Europe's last major ... More


The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

Daniel B. Schwartz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142913
eISBN:
9781400842261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142913.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Pioneering biblical critic, theorist of democracy, and legendary conflater of God and nature, Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) was excommunicated by the Sephardic Jews of Amsterdam in ... More


Outcasts

Kaspar Von Greyerz and Thomas Dunlap

in Religion and Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1500–1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327656
eISBN:
9780199851478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327656.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

There were two currents that developed in different ways, when dividing Jewish history of the early modern era (1500–1800) into periods: Sephardic Judaism (Spanish–Portuguese in origin), and ... More


Families, Networks, and the Challenge of Social Organization

Jonathan Ray

in After Expulsion: 1492 and the Making of Sephardic Jewry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729113
eISBN:
9780814729120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729113.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the Sephardic trading networks that developed from the mid-sixteenth century onward. As the refugees of 1492 set about reestablishing local political associations, they also ... More


3. Jewish Perspectives on Christianity

Rabbi Giuseppe Laras

in The Catholic Church and the Jewish People: Recent Reflections from Rome

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228058
eISBN:
9780823237111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228058.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Today, Jews and Christians in the spirit of dialogue meet in very different circumstances and with markedly different attitudes. It is nonetheless difficult to deny that from a part of the Jewish ... More


Sephardim and Neo-Sephardim in Latin American Literature

Edna Aizenberg

in Sephardism: Spanish Jewish History and the Modern Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777469
eISBN:
9780804781718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777469.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

As an imaginary construct that recalls villainies and dreams, Sepharad is relevant to contemporary Latin America. In particular, the Sephardic metaphor has contributed to the growth of Latin American ... More


Sephardic Identity and Its Discontents: The Novels of A. B. Yehoshua

Bernard Horn

in Sephardism: Spanish Jewish History and the Modern Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777469
eISBN:
9780804781718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777469.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The idea of sephardism is used as a lens through which ideological questions regarding the formation of modern nationalism can be addressed. This methodology takes into account the identity of ... More


Conclusion: Comparative Thoughts on Julfan Armenians, Multani Indians, and Sephardic Jews

Sebouh David Aslanian

in From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266872
eISBN:
9780520947573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266872.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Most scholarship on “trade diasporas,” or long-distance mercantile communities and their networks, has tended to be insular and narrowly focused on a single community of merchants. Little work has ... More


Hebrew Cantillation as an Influence on Composition (1982)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0027
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's essay, written a few years after coming back from a visit to Israel in 1977 when he recorded Sephardic Jews from Baghdad, Yemen, Kurdistan, and Cochin, India, all ... More


Monique R. Balbuena, <i>Homeless Tongues: Poetry and Languages of the Sephardic Diaspora</i>. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016. xi + 239 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book Homeless Tongues: Poetry and Languages of the Sephardic Diaspora (2016), by Monique R. Balbuena. Homeless Tongues is the first in-depth analysis of contemporary ... More


The Origins of Modern Jewish Philanthropy, 1789–1860

Derek J. Penslar

in Shylock's Children: Economics and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225909
eISBN:
9780520925847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225909.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter talks about Jewish philanthropy, which is an arena of clashing approaches to the study of the Jewish past. These approaches are called “essentialist,” “contextualist,” and “comparative.” ... More


Community and Control in the Sephardic Diaspora

Jonathan Ray

in After Expulsion: 1492 and the Making of Sephardic Jewry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729113
eISBN:
9780814729120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729113.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the development of Jewish political structures. Over the course of the sixteenth century, the Sephardic world was built upon an organic manifestation of cultural identity, but ... More


Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Janet Liebman Jacobs

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The beginnings of Sephardic crypto-Judaism are found in fourteenth-century Spain when, as a result of social and political changes, attacks against the centuries-old Spanish-Jewish community became ... More


Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce

Sarah Abrevaya Stein

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300127362
eISBN:
9780300142853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300127362.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The thirst for exotic ornament among fashionable women in the metropoles of Europe and America prompted a bustling global trade in ostrich feathers that flourished from the 1880s until the First ... More


Jewish Ancestry and the Social Construction of Ethnic Identity

Janet Liebman Jacobs

in Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents a discussion on self-transformation of social identity in crypto-Jewish descendants, and the construction of Jewish ethnicity from the standpoint of ethnic and ancestral ... More


Jewish Pasts, German Fictions: History, Memory, and Minority Culture in Germany, 1824-1955

Jonathan Skolnik

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804786072
eISBN:
9780804790598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786072.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book studies how German-Jewish writers used images from the Spanish-Jewish past to define their place in German culture and society. Building upon the work of Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi, it argues ... More


Emissaries from the Holy Land: The Sephardic Diaspora and the Practice of Pan-Judaism in the Eighteenth Century

Matthias B. Lehmann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789653
eISBN:
9780804792462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789653.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Emissaries from the Holy Land tells the story of a philanthropic network that was overseen by the Jewish community leadership in the Ottoman capital city of Istanbul between the 1720s and the 1820s ... More


Sephardism: Spanish Jewish History and the Modern Literary Imagination

Yael Halevi-Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777469
eISBN:
9780804781718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777469.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book defines Sephardism not as an expression of Sephardic identity but as a politicized literary metaphor. Since the nineteenth century, this metaphor has occurred with extraordinary frequency ... More


Introduction: Jewish Cultural Memory and the German Historical Novel

Jonathan Skolnik

in Jewish Pasts, German Fictions: History, Memory, and Minority Culture in Germany, 1824-1955

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804786072
eISBN:
9780804790598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786072.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The introduction examines the relation between modern, secular Jewish history writing (Wissenschaft des Judentums, the “Jewish version of German historicism”) and historical fiction. It introduces ... More


Minority Culture in the Age of the Nation: Jewish Historical Fiction in Nineteenth-Century Germany

Jonathan Skolnik

in Jewish Pasts, German Fictions: History, Memory, and Minority Culture in Germany, 1824-1955

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804786072
eISBN:
9780804790598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786072.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses dissimilation and the role of Jews in the German public sphere. It discusses novels by German-Jewish “minority” writers, including Ludwig Philippson and Marcus Lehmann, to ... More


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