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From Mohels to Mein Kampf: Syphilis and the Construction of Jewish Identification

Jay Geller

in The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233618
eISBN:
9780823241781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233618.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter chronicles how the construction of Judentum became increasingly infected with representations of syphilis from the earliest epidemic outbreaks in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries to ... More


A Woman of Valor: New York, 1817–1819

Laura Arnold Leibman

in Once We Were Slaves: The Extraordinary Journey of a Multi-Racial Jewish Family

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197530474
eISBN:
9780197530627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530474.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Before they were wed even a year, Sarah and Joshua made their way back across the Atlantic, this time settling in New York. Sarah was pregnant with the first of ten children, and the couple quickly ... More


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