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Creating a Physical Setting

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction- Creating a Physical Setting
  2. Images
    1. Speyer medieval synagogue- view from the northwest, view from the northeast, sandstone tile floor
    2. Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca, Toledo, 13 th century
    3. Córdoba Synagogue, south and north walls, 1314-15
    4. Detail of the Dedicatory Inscription of the Synagogue of El Tránsito, Toledo, 1357
    5. Illuminating the Synagogue, Sister Haggadah, ca. 1350
    6. Model of the Speyer ritual bath
    7. Women ritually cleaning dishes in the mikvah, Moorish Haggadah, ca. 1300, Castile
  3. Primary Texts
    1. Dedication of a New Speyer Synagogue, 1104, Anonymous Twelfth-Century Hebrew Narrative
    2. Royal Grant of Cemetery Rights to the Jews of England, 1177, Roger of Howden’s Thirteenth-Century Latin Narrative
    3. Royal Arrangements for Jewish Communal Property, 1315 Royal Edict
  4. Secondary Literature
    1. Y. Assis, The Golden Age of Aragonese Jewry- Community and Society in the Crown of Aragon, 1213-1327 (London- The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 1997), 199-234.
    2. S. Codreanu-Windauer, “Regensburg- The Archeology of the Medieval Jewish Quarter,” in The Jews of Europe in the Middle Ages (Tenth through Fifteenth Centuries), 391-404.
    3. P. Manix, “Oxford- Mapping the Medieval Jewry,” in The Jews of Europe in the Middle Ages (Tenth through Fifteenth Centuries), 405-420.
    4. M. Porsche, “Speyer- The Medieval Synagogue,” in The Jews of Europe in the Middle Ages (Tenth through Fifteenth Centuries), 435-448.
    5. K. Muller, “Wurzburg- The World’s Largest find from a Medieval Jewish Synagogue,” The Jews of Europe in the Middle Ages (Tenth through Fifteenth Centuries), 379-390.
  5. Videos
    1. Who were the leaders of European Jewry? Prof. Robert Chazan.
    2. Images in the Medieval Haggadah
    3. Medieval Spanish Haggadah
    4. Jews in Medieval Spain – Overview

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