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Carleton University
RELI 2110
Deidre Butler

Medieval Judaism 10/07/2013 How it’s affected by occupation of Islam and Christianity Why Ashkenazi and Sephardic Judaism are the way they are under these religions Much better relationships with Muslims throughout the centuries Only in modern times do we see challenges in the relationships with these peoples Where is the development from anti-Judaism moving onto anti-Semitism (phenomenon of modern period) Roots: Roman anti-Judaism Forms particularly under Christianity (some under Islam as well) Heritage: Civilization and the Jews Take notes from the videos 1492: Expulsion of all Jews from Spain Historical Context of Judaism during the Medieval Period The modern period defines itself in opposition to the medieval period Periodization for modernity is highly changeable depending what the discipline is Jewish studies: relates to the experience of Jews 900-1700 or to French Revolution Rashi (1040), Maimonides (1331) Shift from Temple to Synagogue/rabbi complete Shift from Roman world to Christian/Islamic world complete Diaspora Land of Israel Muslim rule/ Jews under Islam/ little anti-Judaism Christian rule/Jews under church/anti-Judaism throughout period in different locales Division of Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewish traditions A Section of Key Moments For thinking about historical development of Jewish civil disabilities , anti-Semitism, and violence against Jews under Christianity Civil disability: challenges for Jews to live in
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