By Yitzhak Baer, Louis Schoffman, Benjamin R. Gampel
In the second one quantity of his vintage exploration of the Spanish-Jewish neighborhood, Baer covers such significant old occasions because the Spanish Inquisition and the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain. This paintings examines the impression of church coverage at the Jewish inhabitants within the fifteenth century, and the issues at which Jewish tradition as an entire was once altered via Spain’s actions.
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And who but I glad den his heart. . ” Another bragged about his forefathers and lineage, “yet perhaps his family was the youngest from among those of whom it is written: They ravished the women in Zion’ (Lam. ” R. Kalonymos then goes on to describe the professional scholars, each according to his learning and arrogance, the false and ignorant zealots among the cabalists, whose deeds are like those of Zimri, but who demand the rewards due to Phineas: Wantonly they cut down the saplings; around the house of wisdom they built rebatements; and every province 19 A History of the Jews in Christian Spain This Library PDF version is for the use on an institutional computer only.
36 The Jews of the city of Valencia bought raw materials— Iamb’s wool and grain produced in that district—and en gaged in maritime trade. Only in Majorca was the Jewish community of international commercial importance. ) That Jewish prosperity was then at high tide is evident from the fact that Jewish merchants were again employed by the royal court for its private transactions. Among the financial assistants of Pedro IV, after the Black Plague had passed, were Don Judah Eleazar of Valencia, one of the drafters of the takkanoth of 1354, several other merchants from Barcelona, including Hasdai Crescas, the well-known philosopher, and lastly members of the de la Cavalleria family of Saragossa, which had declined in prominence after the death of Don Judah, treasurer of James I, and had again risen to affluence.
Nissim Gerondi, R. Hasdai Crescas, R. Isaac b. Sheshet Perfet, his brother Judah Crescas Perfet, and other notables were kept in prison for a time. The king informed his son about the matter in a letter dated November 30 of the same year. 4 In those days R. Isaac b. Sheshet wrote to another scholar: Almost five months ago unruly men rose up in our midst and accused our great rabbi, R. Nissim Gerondi (God preserve him), and six notables of our community, among whom were the scholar Don Hasdai (Crescas) and I and my brother (long life be his: Amen), and handed us over to the authorities.