IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1221: Jewish Craftspeople and Their Material Evidence, III: Objects of Sacred Use and Objects of Secular Use

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Andreas Lehnertz, Arye Maimon-Institut für Geschichte der Juden, Universität Trier
Moderator/Chair:Ephraim Shoham-Steiner, Department of History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva
Paper 1221-aThe Pleating of Jewish Women's Festival Garments in 12th-Century Troyes
(Language: English)
Nahum Ben-Yehuda, Department of Land of Israel Studies & Archaeology, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan
Nahum Ben-Yehuda, Department of Land of Israel Studies & Archaeology, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Liturgy
Paper 1221-bShofarot Making and a Scandal in Erfurt in the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Andreas Lehnertz, Arye Maimon-Institut für Geschichte der Juden, Universität Trier
Andreas Lehnertz, Arye Maimon-Institut für Geschichte der Juden, Universität Trier
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Liturgy
Paper 1221-cJewish and Christian Goldsmiths: Laws, Workshops, and Products
(Language: English)
Maria Stürzebecher, Kulturdirektion, Landeshauptstadt Erfurt
Maria Stürzebecher, Kulturdirektion, Landeshauptstadt Erfurt
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Abstract

Recent research showed there is more evidence for Jewish craftspeople in medieval Europe than previous studies assumed. Jews worked in different professions – not only within their community – and hence with a wide range of materials: ritual pure parchment was needed to create Torah scrolls and codices for the synagogue service, shofarot were made by ram’s horns and goldsmiths handled precious materials like gold, silver or pearls. The sessions will focus on this wide range of topics from an interdisciplinary approach and discuss questions about legal conditions, ritual requirements and interactions with the Christian Environment.