Norman Roth is a professor of Jewish History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Articles by Norman Roth
Medieval Jewish-Christian Relations
Daily relations between Christians and Jews in the Middle Ages.
The profitable money business between Jews and Christians often became tense.
The Church and the Jews
A survey of Church issues relevant to Jews, including papal attitudes and actions and the enactments of ecclesiastical councils
Jewish Education in Muslim Lands
In Muslim countries, Jewish boys learned the whole range of Jewish and secular subjects.
The seizure of power in the Maghreb by a fanatical sect disrupted the relations between Muslims and Jews.
Manuscript illustrations, family seals, and rabbinic decisions all indicate that Jewish men in most of medieval Christian Europe wore special hats.
Ancient/Medieval Jewish History
Jewish Clothing in the Middle Ages
For the most part, Jews dressed like their neighbors. But some trends were outlawed by rabbis.
Jewish Education in Christian Countries
Jewish boys in Christian countries studied Jewish texts from an early age.