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EMW 2010

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The 7th Early Modern Workshop took place from August 15-17, 2010 at Wesleyan University. The topic was “Jewish Community and Identity in the Early Modern Period.”

The traditional approach to “Jewish community” has been focused on the formal communal structures of Jewish self-government. This approach often traced the presence of “autonomous” Jewish self-government in the diaspora from antiquity till the modern times, when, it was stressed, these “autonomous” structures were shattered by the interference of modern states in Jewish communal affairs.

Scholars discussed takkanot (decisions and regulations by Jewish community leaders), privileges granted to Jews, correspondence between Jews across different countries, and Jews and Christian authorities.

Event Website

http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/emw/emw2010/

Start Date

15-8-2010 5:00 PM

End Date

17-8-2010 3:00 PM

Location

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

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Aug 15th, 5:00 PM Aug 17th, 3:00 PM

Jewish Community and Identity in the Early Modern Period

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

The 7th Early Modern Workshop took place from August 15-17, 2010 at Wesleyan University. The topic was “Jewish Community and Identity in the Early Modern Period.”

The traditional approach to “Jewish community” has been focused on the formal communal structures of Jewish self-government. This approach often traced the presence of “autonomous” Jewish self-government in the diaspora from antiquity till the modern times, when, it was stressed, these “autonomous” structures were shattered by the interference of modern states in Jewish communal affairs.

Scholars discussed takkanot (decisions and regulations by Jewish community leaders), privileges granted to Jews, correspondence between Jews across different countries, and Jews and Christian authorities.

http://fordham.bepress.com/emw/emw2010/emw2010/2