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Jewish Life in Amsterdam and the Formation of the Western Sephardi Diaspora 1579–1700

Jane S. Gerber

in Cities of Splendour in the Shaping of Sephardi History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113300
eISBN:
9781800343276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113300.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter illustrates a twofold journey of Conversos, a physical trek northward to freedom and a spiritual journey to the practice of Judaism, throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. ... More


Cultural Juxtapositions: Problematizing Scripture in Late Medieval Jewish and Christian Exegesis

Marc Saperstein

in Leadership and Conflict: Tensions in Medieval and Early Modern Jewish History and Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764494
eISBN:
9781800341081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764494.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses a dramatically different approach that was apparently taken by late medieval Spanish Jewish writers under the influence of the Christian academies. This involves the explicit ... More


The Scope of Religious Truth: Project Overview

Alon Goshen-Gottstein

in Religious Truth: Towards a Jewish Theology of Religions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781786942289
eISBN:
9781800343283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942289.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter explores the experience of the Sephardim, one of the two major branches of the Jewish people, in several major centres of urban civilization. It seeks to understand who they ... More


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