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The Daily Life of the Poor

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/9781904113577.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter highlights the various aspects of the daily lives of the poor. In Amsterdam, the poor among the Portuguese Jewish community ranged from the highly educated to the illiterate. On the one ... 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


From Christianity to Judaism: Story of Isaac Orobio de Castro

Yosef Kaplan

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100608
eISBN:
9781800340350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100608.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Isaac Orobio de Castro, a crypto-Jew from Portugal, was one of the most prominent intellectual figures of the Sephardi Diaspora in the seventeenth century. After studying medicine and theology in ... 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


Philosopher, Communal Leader, Physician

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/9780197100608.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses Isaac Orobio de Castro's critique of the Arbor Scientiæ (1663) of the Franciscan theologian Raymond Lull. Having read the translation of Spanish officer don Alonso de Zepeda, ... More


Philosophers, Theologians, and Poets

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/9780197100608.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Isaac Orobio's encounters with philosophers, theologians, and poets. In 1684, Orobio published in Amsterdam his Certamen Philosophicum, Propugnatae Veritatis Divinae ac ... More


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