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Blood Relations: Christian and Jew in The Merchant of Venice

Janet Adelman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226006819
eISBN:
9780226006833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226006833.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In this book, the author confronts her resistance to The Merchant of Venice as both a critic and a Jew. With a distinctive psychological acumen, this book argues that William Shakespeare's play ... More


The Last Deception: Conversion and the Endtime

Elisheva Carlebach

in Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084108
eISBN:
9780300133066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084108.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter talks about the Jews' central role in the Christian drama of the end of time, also known as the endtime. It first reveals that the Christians accused the Jews of claiming to be world ... More


Who was Pauline Wengeroff?: On Reading and Misreading Memoirs

Shulamit S. Magnus

in A Woman's Life: Pauline Wengeroff and Memoirs of a Grandmother

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764524
eISBN:
9781800340459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764524.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter investigates how Pauline Wengeroff, seeming bard of Jewish traditionalism, can also be read as an apologist for assimilation and conversion. From the dramatic myth of Memoirs of a ... More


Introduction

Elisheva Carlebach

in Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084108
eISBN:
9780300133066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084108.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The introductory chapter takes a look at the significance of being a Jew who became a Christian during the medieval and early contemporary Europe. It explains the changes that occurred during the ... More


Conversion, Language, and Identity

Elisheva Carlebach

in Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084108
eISBN:
9780300133066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084108.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Language in light of Jewish conversion is the subject of this chapter. It begins with the requirement that all Jews who plan on converting to Christianity should shed their Jewish language, followed ... More


The Making of a Saint

E. M. Rose

in The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190219628
eISBN:
9780190219659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190219628.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the efforts of the monks of Norwich Cathedral Priory and Bishop William Turbe to promote the cult of William of Norwich as a child martyr. Among the efforts were many reburials ... More


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