IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 327: Jewish Borders: Physical, Social, Religious, and Economic Aspects

Monday 6 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

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 327-aBorders between Religions
(Language: English)
Simha Goldin, Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, Tel Aviv University
Index terms: Daily Life, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 327-bThe Community, the Neighbourhood, and the Wall: Urban Jewish Communities in Medieval Germany and the Perception of Borders
(Language: English)
Arik Solomon, Department of Jewish History Tel Aviv University
Index terms: Daily Life, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 327-cBorders of Professions
(Language: English)
Joseph Isaac Lifshitz, Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, Tel Aviv University / Shalem College, Jerusalem
Index terms: Daily Life, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Religious Life, Social History
Abstract

Medieval European Jewish communities lived in a sphere marked by borders imposed both from within and without. The 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. This session aims to examine the religious, social, physical, and economic borders that were in play, their development over time, and their influence on the Jewish communities and the broader society within which they lived.