Early Modern Workshop (Audio)-2010
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The Early Modern Workshop in early modern Jewish history, seeks to establish both the singularities of the early modern period and longer lines of development from the medieval period and into the modern age of the history of the Jews as an inseparable part of the general history. Through the Early Modern Workshop, we plan to examine developments in all aspects of early modern Jewish life in order to deepen our understanding of their significance. Our central aim remains, however, to establish a broad framework for the study of early modern Jewish history and to involve all those engaged in research on the field in a lively and ongoing academic discussion.
|1||VideoBarbara Diefendorf, Keynote Speaker - Early Modern Workshop 2010: 08/15/10||Barbara Diefendorf, Keynote Speaker - Early Modern Workshop 2010: 08/15/10||6/8/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Communication and community : multiplex networks in the 18th Century Sephardi Diaspora||In many aspects, the Sephardi diaspora functioned as a combination of overlapping circulations and networks, its many levels of communication and interaction involving family ties, economic partnerships, and official intercommunal links. Whereas the quest||10/5/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Round Table: Elisheva Carlebach, Barbara Diefendorf, Edward Fram moderator||Round Table: Elisheva Carlebach, Barbara Diefendorf, Edward Fram moderator||9/19/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Price of Power: Financing a Jewish Community||This presentation discusses the mechanisms of financing a Jewish community in Prussia in the second half of the eighteenth century. Based on excerpts from the pinkas of the community in Frankfurt/Oder it inquires into the ways of the communal leaders u||9/19/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Early Modern Jewish Parliament: The Council of Four Lands in Poland||This presentation will examine the structure, functions, and internal tensions of the Council of Four Lands, based on a set of regulations drawn up in Polish by the Council at the request of the Treasury Commissioner, Dzialynski, in 1739. It will also att||9/19/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Whose Nostalgia for 'Autonomy' and 'Community?'||--||9/19/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rabbinic Authority and Community in 18th Century Germany: Moses Brandeis Levi and the Jewish Community of Mainz||Moses Brandeis Levi (d. 1767) was one of the important rabbis of the early modern community in Mainz. Besides his local duties, he was also in charge for the rural communities in the territory of the archbishopric of Mainz. A number of sources indicate th||9/19/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Struggle to Transcend Differences and Conflicts Among Early American Jewry||Exploration of two contrary tendencies among colonial American Jews to achieve consensus within their religious fellowship. In one case, they relied upon European precedent by attempting to recreate the kehilla in America, while in the other they rejected||9/19/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Regulating Communal Space: Mikvaot in Seventeenth-Century Altona||Over the course of a few years in the latter half of the seventeenth century, the community of Altona made several changes in the administration of local ritual baths. A series of entries in the communal pinkas, or logbook, elucidates how the community ra||9/19/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Minhag and Migration: A Yiddish Custom Book from Venice, 1553||This presentation focuses on a Yiddish book of customs written in Venice in the mid-sixteenth century, which describes synagogue and home observances over the course of the Jewish year. Comparing MS Oxford Can. Or. 12 to the fifteenth-century Hebrew custu||9/19/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Communities Developing in Association with Place||Recent attention to Jewish demography and to the spatial characteristics of Jewish residential patterns has demonstrated that in more than one region, Early Modern Jews were associated with each other more loosely, and less locally, than has previously be||9/19/10||Free||View In iTunes|