IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 317: Love and Hatred: Between Jews and Christians in Medieval Ashkenaz

Monday 10 July 2006, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Elisheva Baumgarten, Department of Jewish History, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan
Rella Kushelevsky, Department of Jewish Literature, Bar-Ilan University
Moderator/Chair:Simha Goldin, Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, Tel Aviv University
Paper 317-aVicarious Victories over Christianity in Medieval Jewish Hagiography
(Language: English)
Lucia Raspe, Seminar für Judaistik, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Hagiography, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Religious Life, Sexuality
Paper 317-bMedieval Jewish Discourses of Cruelty: A Reading of a Medieval Narrative from Northern France
(Language: English)
Rella Kushelevsky, Department of Jewish Literature, Bar-Ilan University
Index terms: Hagiography, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Religious Life, Sexuality
Paper 317-cLove, Lust, and Desire in Medieval Jewish Society
(Language: English)
Elisheva Baumgarten, Department of Jewish History, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan
Index terms: Hagiography, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Religious Life, Sexuality
Abstract

This session focuses on medieval Ashkenaz – Germany and Northern France – and on emotions involved in aspects of Jewish-Christian relations. Two of the papers will focus on the ways Jews described their past and their dealings with non-Jews in fictional accounts. The third paper will investigate the way Christian society was used when discussing aspects of a central internal Jewish affair: marriage.