Medieval Jewish Women Were Leaders in Religion and Business
New information about the economic and religious lives of medieval Jewish women.
Greetings From Medieval Cairo
An Italian Jew records his impressions of Cairo and its Jews in the late fifteenth century.
Shavuot in Medieval Times
Historical events and the development of mysticism leave their mark on this festival.
Jewish Magic & the Blood Libels
Suspicion of Jewish magic was behind the medieval accusation of child murder.
Jewish Magic & Medieval Anti-Semitism
In medieval Europe, Jews suffered on account of popular beliefs about Jewish sorcery--and yet their non-Jewish neighbors also tried to benefit from Jewish magic.
Radbaz (Rabbi David Ben Zimra)
Talmud scholar, Kabbalist and longtime chief rabbi of Egypt.
Who Was Rashi?
The most widely read Jewish Bible commentator, he also wrote a running commentary to the Babylonian Talmud.
Greetings from Constantinople
A Sephardic Jew records his impression of the city and its Jewish inhabitants in the twelfth century.