Everyday Jewish Life in the Middle Agesview options This course asks students to imagine a day in the life Jewish men and women in Egypt, one of the greatest political, cultural, and commercial centers of the High Middle Ages. In the absence of a medieval survival guide, this thought experiment requires that we study what at first glance appear to be a set of basic questions: What do you do for a living? Do you get married? And divorced? What if you get sick? What do you cook for Shabbat dinner and how? How do you get along with your Muslim and Christian neighbors? What do you do if you have a problem that you can’t solve alone, or if you have been wronged?
To answer these questions we will read and discuss a variety of medieval sources including wedding and divorce papers, family letters, business records, rabbinic responsa, and even a medieval cook book.
Instructor: Dr. Craig Perry
Everyday Jewish Life in the Middle Ages
Wednesdays, 08.30.2023 - 10.18.2023 (8 sessions)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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|age 18 - 120 Years||code #52872||Continue to Registration||