Jews of Italy

Jews of Italy
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Jews of Italy

  Overview Overview- Jews of Italy Primary sources and presentations Samuel Aboab, Sefer Zikhronot,Bernard Cooperman, University of Maryland, USA. Taverns and Public Drinking in Florence, Stefanie Siegmund, University of Michigan, USA. The City as a Place of Regulation, Border and Exclusion- Case of Livorno, Bernard Cooperman, University of Maryland, USA. Family Ties & Political Structure […]

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Mahzor (Roman rite), Soncino-Casal Maggiore: Benei Soncino, 1485-6, Heb-73, Vol. 2, fol. 117v-118r.
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Mahzor (Roman rite), Soncino-Casal Maggiore: Benei Soncino, 1485-6, Heb-73, Vol. 2, fol. 117v-118r.

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Edict Ordering the Confiscation and Burning of the Talmud, Venice, 1553.
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Edict Ordering the Confiscation and Burning of the Talmud, Venice, 1553.

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Birkat ha-Mazon, Venice, 1603, RB145:3, Title page.
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Birkat ha-Mazon, Venice, 1603, RB145:3, Title page.

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Almanac, Italy, 1496, Heb-3.
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Almanac, Italy, 1496, Heb-3.

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Elegy, Shimshon ben Yaakov Hacohen Modon for Yehudah Briel, Venice, 1722, RB141:10, Title page.
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Elegy, Shimshon ben Yaakov Hacohen Modon for Yehudah Briel, Venice, 1722, RB141:10, Title page.

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Elegy, Moise Levi Muia and Leon Levi Muia (?), Venice, 1706, RB448:33, Title page.
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Elegy, Moise Levi Muia and Leon Levi Muia (?), Venice, 1706, RB448:33, Title page.

Elegy by David Finzi in honor of Moses Zacuto, Mantua, 1697, B (NS)PP565.
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Elegy by David Finzi in honor of Moses Zacuto, Mantua, 1697, B (NS)PP565.

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Elegy by Shimon Hizkiyahu Lustro for Simon Hezekiah Lustro, Padua, 1699, B (NS)PP299.
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Elegy by Shimon Hizkiyahu Lustro for Simon Hezekiah Lustro, Padua, 1699, B (NS)PP299.

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Overview: Jews of Italy
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Overview: Jews of Italy

In the early modern period, Italian Jewry comprised of three major groups- the Italianate, the Ashkenazic, and the Sephardic Jews. These Jews lived in several major cities, including Rome, Venice, Padua, Mantua, Florence, and somewhat later in Livorno (Leghorn). The Italianate community dated its origins as far back as during the Roman Empire. In the […]