Judah ben Joseph Moscato (c.1533–1590) was one of the most distinguished rabbis, authors, and preachers of the Italian-Jewish Renaissance. This volume is a record of the proceedings of an international conference, organized by the Institute of Jewish Studies at Halle-Wittenberg (Germany), and Mantua’s State Archives. It consists of contributions on Moscato and the intellectual world in Mantua during the 16th and 17th centuries.
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Rabbi Judah Moscato and the Jewish Intellectual World of Mantua in the 16th-17th Centuries
Edited by Gianfranco Miletto and Giuseppe Veltri. In Conjunction with Giacomo Corazzol, Regina Grundmann, Don Harrán (Sermon I), Yonatan Meroz, Brian Ogren and Adam Shear
Judah ben Joseph Moscato (c.1533–1590) was one of the most distinguished rabbis, authors, and preachers of the Italian-Jewish Renaissance. The book Sefer Nefus;.ot Yehudah belongs to the very centre of his homiletic and philosophical oeuvre.
Drawing on the literary and narrative patterns in Rashbam’s Torah Commentary this book offers a comprehensive rereading of one of the first Northern French peshaṭ-commentaries and shows Rashbam’s fascinating struggle to compete with the nascent vernacular literature.
Through the theme of metempsychosis as discussed by scholars in Renaissance Italy, this book addresses the problematic question of the roles of Jews who lived in Italy in the development of Renaissance culture in its Jewish and its Christian dimensions.
Tehilah van Luit
The inventory presents a survey of extant Yiddish sources in Dutch archives outside of Amsterdam. Most material was hitherto unknown. The inventory aims to stimulate new research on West-Yiddish and the history of Ashkenazi Jewry in The Netherlands.
In this book Robert Bonfil provides a detailed historical introduction and new English translation of the family chronicle of Ahima'az, one of the most important sources of medieval Jewish life in Western Europe composed in Capua, Italy in 1054.
Roni Weinstein. Translated by Batya Stein
This detailed introduction to the text Tiferet Bachurim (The Glory of Youth), written in the mid-seventeenth century in Ferrara, Italy, discusses the profound changes in Jewish Italian communities regarding sexuality, control of the juvenile body, and the role of Kabbalah in The Jewish Counter ...
Exploring the link between German biblical interpretation and anti-Semitism, this book is a fresh, comprehensive study of leading German exegetes, concluding that although Nazism brought anti-Semitic exegesis to a head, age-old thought structures provided powerful legitimation for oppression.
This comparative analysis of the records of four Ashkenazi communities in the Dutch Republic of the eighteenth century reveals new insights into the administrative structures and processes of these communities and into the records themselves.
Edited by Alessandro Guetta and Masha Itzhaki
Analysing well-known Hebrew medieval poets from a new, refreshing standpoint and focusing on less known authors and periods, this book shows the maturity of the research in this field. Written in English (and French) the articles make the Hebrew texts more easily available to scholars of ...
Edited by Maria Diemling and Giuseppe Veltri
This volume explores perceptions of the "Jewish body" in variety of early modern Jewish sources. It discusses, among other topics, ideas of the ideal body in normative sources, the influence of Kabbalistic ideas on Jewish-Christian discourse and the link between melancholy and exile.
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