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The Organization of Welfare

Tirtsah Levie Bernfeld

in Poverty and Welfare Among the Portuguese Jews in Early Modern Amsterdam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113577
eISBN:
9781800340435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113577.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the organization of poor relief along both centrally controlled and private lines and identifies what cultural patterns were reflected in the structure of Portuguese welfare ... More


The Motives behind Charity

Tirtsah Levie Bernfeld

in Poverty and Welfare Among the Portuguese Jews in Early Modern Amsterdam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113577
eISBN:
9781800340435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113577.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses the motives behind charity. In seventeenth-century Amsterdam, a well-to-do Portuguese community shouldered the organization of poor relief in many ways and discharged its ... More


Exile

Yaacob Dweck

in Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces the life of Jacob Sasportas prior to Sabbatianism. It places Sasportas in a series of different contexts: a member of a leading Sephardic family in Spanish Oran, a corrector in ... More


Demographic Outline

Tirtsah Levie Bernfeld

in Poverty and Welfare Among the Portuguese Jews in Early Modern Amsterdam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113577
eISBN:
9781800340435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113577.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents a demographic outline of poverty in the Portuguese Jewish community in early modern Amsterdam. It has become clear from examining records of the numbers of people on poor relief ... More


Financing Charity

Tirtsah Levie Bernfeld

in Poverty and Welfare Among the Portuguese Jews in Early Modern Amsterdam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113577
eISBN:
9781800340435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113577.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates the financial support for poor-relief institutions in the Portuguese community, which continued for two centuries. This was made possible by a combination of measures: a ... More


Amsterdam

Adam Teller

in Rescue the Surviving Souls: The Great Jewish Refugee Crisis of the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691161747
eISBN:
9780691199863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161747.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses how, though the majority of the refugees from the Commonwealth who traveled westward ended up in the empire, a significant number made for a place outside it: Amsterdam. The ... More


Setting the Scene

Tirtsah Levie Bernfeld

in Poverty and Welfare Among the Portuguese Jews in Early Modern Amsterdam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113577
eISBN:
9781800340435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113577.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides a background of the arrival of the Portuguese Jews in Amsterdam in the 1850s and how they created out of nothing a Jewish community that quickly became renowned across the ... More


Jewish Traders

Lodewijk Petram

in The World’s First Stock Exchange

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163781
eISBN:
9780231537322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163781.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the presence of Jewish traders in the stock market in Amsterdam during the seventeenth century. It starts by looking at the dispute between Joseph Pereira and his cousin Jacob ... More


Poverty and Welfare Among the Portuguese Jews in Early Modern Amsterdam

Tirtsah Levie-Bernfeld

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113577
eISBN:
9781800340435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113577.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Early modern Amsterdam was a prosperous city renowned for its relative tolerance, and many people hoping for a better future, away from persecution, wars, and economic malaise, chose to make a new ... More


From Portugal to Spain: The Alvares de Orobio Family

Yosef Kaplan

in From Christianity to Judaism: Story of Isaac Orobio de Castro

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100608
eISBN:
9781800340350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100608.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces the origin of Baltazar de Orobio, who was born around the year 1617 in Braganza, in the north of Portugal. Baltazar's family had been settled there for at least four generations ... More


Facing Calvinists and Catholics

Yosef Kaplan

in From Christianity to Judaism: Story of Isaac Orobio de Castro

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100608
eISBN:
9781800340350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100608.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies how Isaac Orobio was able to exploit his wide reading in Christian sources of different periods in debates with various Christian theologians in Holland. On more than one ... More


Information

Lodewijk Petram

in The World’s First Stock Exchange

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163781
eISBN:
9780231537322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163781.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter highlights the value of information in share trading in seventeenth-century Amsterdam. March 1688 was a busy time for share traders. March was the month of the annual meeting of the ... More


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