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Kabbalah, Magic and Science: The Cultural Universe of a Sixteenth-Century Jewish Physician
In describing the career of Abraham Yagel, a Jewish physician, kabbalist, and naturalist who lived in northern Italy from 1553 to about 1623, David Ruderman observes the remarkable interplay betweenExpand
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Jewish Enlightenment in an English Key: Anglo-Jewry's Construction of Modern Jewish Thought
List of Illustrations viii Preface and Acknowledgments xi Introduction 3 Chapter One: "The Scripture Correcting Maniae": Benjamin Kennicott and His Hutchinsonian and Anglo-Jewish Detractors 23Expand
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Reflecting on American Jewish History
I must confess that, in some thirty years of writing and teaching Jewish history, I have not thought seriously about the American Jewish experience, with the notable exception of some basic readingExpand
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Jewish Life in Renaissance Italy
This is a major work by one of the most creative and original historians of medieval and early modern Jewish history. Based on his extensive scholarship on Italian Jewry over the past twenty years,Expand
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Contemporary science and Jewish law in the eyes of Isaac Lampronti of Ferrara and some of his contemporaries
The Jewish community of Ferrara in the first half of the eighteenth century, like the rest of Italian Jewry, was dominated by rabbis who were also trained as physicians.1 No Jew better exemplifiedExpand
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Giovanni Mercurio da Correggio's Appearance in Italy as Seen through the Eyes of an Italian Jew
THE literary evidence describing the revelation of the strange Christian prophet Giovanni Mercurio da Correggio in the communities of Italy and France at the end of the fifteenth and the beginning ofExpand
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Review of Judah Messer Leon and Issac Rabinowitz, The Book of the Honeycomb's Flow (Sepher Nopheth Suphim)
Published as early as 1475-76, Judah Messer Leon's Hebrew rhetorical handbook, The Book of the Honeycomb's Flow, is clearly one of the most notable examples of the interaction between the ItalianExpand