IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 621: Materials in Medieval Jewish Urban Space

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, Tel Aviv University
Organiser:Simha Goldin, Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, Tel Aviv University
Moderator/Chair:Simha Goldin, Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, Tel Aviv University
Paper 621-aObjects and the Formative Environment of Jewish Communal Spaces in the Christian City
(Language: English)
Simha Goldin, Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, Tel Aviv University
Simha Goldin, Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, Tel Aviv University
Simha Goldin, Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, Tel Aviv University
Index terms: Daily Life, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Religious Life
Paper 621-bThe Peculiar Case of Wooden Utensils in the Jewish Kitchen
(Language: English)
Joseph Isaac Lifshitz, Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, Tel Aviv University / Shalem College, Jerusalem
Joseph Isaac Lifshitz, Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, Tel Aviv University / Shalem College, Jerusalem
Joseph Isaac Lifshitz, Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, Tel Aviv University / Shalem College, Jerusalem
Index terms: Daily Life, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Religious Life
Paper 621-cDebating Style: Jewish Rules and Women's Fashion in Medieval Society
(Language: English)
Merav Schnitzer-Maimon, Department of Jewish History, Tel Aviv University
Merav Schnitzer-Maimon, Department of Jewish History, Tel Aviv University
Merav Schnitzer-Maimon, Department of Jewish History, Tel Aviv University
Index terms: Daily Life, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Abstract

The medieval European Jewish neighborhood was a physical, social, and topographical space reflecting unique adaptations of residential and communal needs according to religious laws and customs as they developed within the Christian cities of the period. Understanding the features of Jewish communal life in these cities requires a complex, inter-disciplinary approach combining sources from Halacha, history, and literature. This session aims to shed light upon a critical phase in the development of Jewish thought and analyze the social, cultural, religious, and inter-cultural aspects at play in medieval European cities.