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Adam Teller, Brown University

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The following texts were chosen in order to illustrate the implications of the growth in Jewish population in Poland's larger towns during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries when the number of Jews grew faster than the non-Jewish authorities would allow the Jewish quarters to expand. This led to an increasing degree of crowding in the Jewish quarter as a whole as well as in individual houses. To illustrate this, some demographic data on the situation in the Jewish quarter of Poznan may be seen in the presentation.

This presentation is for the following text(s):

  • Cracow Community Ordinance of 5355 (1595)
  • Ordinance from the Pinkas of the Jewish Community in Poznań (1686)
  • Responsa Be'er Yitzhak (1685)

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22-8-2005 3:00 PM

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University of Maryland, College Park, MD

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Close Quarters Privacy and Jewish House Space in Early Modern Polish Cities

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

The following texts were chosen in order to illustrate the implications of the growth in Jewish population in Poland's larger towns during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries when the number of Jews grew faster than the non-Jewish authorities would allow the Jewish quarters to expand. This led to an increasing degree of crowding in the Jewish quarter as a whole as well as in individual houses. To illustrate this, some demographic data on the situation in the Jewish quarter of Poznan may be seen in the presentation.

This presentation is for the following text(s):

  • Cracow Community Ordinance of 5355 (1595)
  • Ordinance from the Pinkas of the Jewish Community in Poznań (1686)
  • Responsa Be'er Yitzhak (1685)

Click here for video