logorevised.gif (6807 bytes)THE DINUR CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN JEWISH HISTORY
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Kaplan, Yosef


Personal: Born 1944, Buenos Aires; Ph.D. 1979, Hebrew Univ.; Lect. 1979; Sen. Lect. 1982; Assoc. Prof. 1986; Prof. 1992.

Tel: 972-2-588-3555, 588-3560

Research Interests: Social and intellectual history of the Western Sephardi Diaspora in the 16th-18th centuries. The history of the Portuguese community of Amsterdam in the 17th century. Social and cultural history of the Conversos in the Iberian Peninsula, 15th-18th centuries.

Research Projects:

1. Deviance and punishment in the Western Sephardi Diaspora in the 17th-18th centuries.

2. A critical edition of the "Livro da Ymposta" of the Portuguese community in Amsterdam.

3. The Statutes of the Sephardi Communities in Western Europe and the New World. Funding: The Ben-Zvi Institute; Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

4. Family and patterns of marriage and love in the Western Sephardi Diaspora.

Abstracts of Current Research:

Deviance and punishment in the Western Sephardi Diaspora in the 17th-18th centuries:

During the 17th century, new communities were founded in various places throughout Western Europe by ex-Conversos who had openly embraced Judaism. These communities were the setting of the Conversos' first confrontation with Judaism. This return to their religion involved the re-defining of their newly-founded Judaism. In this socio-historic situation, deviance played a cardinal role in the demarcation of the boundaries of their collective conscience. The latter was affected by the implementation of the threat of erem (excommunication) or other strict punishments in the communities of Amsterdam, Hamburg, etc., as opposed to the more lenient punishments common in other contemporary traditional Jewish communities.

PUBLICATIONS

A.  Doctoral Thesis

 Isaac Orobio de Castro and his Circle, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1978.  672 + 33 pp.  Supervised by Professor Haim Beinart (Hebrew).

 B.  Books

 1.         Isaac Cardoso, Las Excelencias de los Hebreos.  Translated from Spanish with Introduction and Notes by Yosef Kaplan, Bialik Institute, Dorot Library, Jerusalem, 1971,  151 pp. (Hebrew).

 2.         From Christianity to Judaism: The Life and Work of Isaac Orobio de Castro, Magnes Press, Jerusalem, 1982, xi +463 pp. (Hebrew).

 English Translation:

From Christianity to Judaism.  The Story of Isaac Orobio de Castro, translated from the Hebrew by Professor R. Loewe, The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, Oxford University Press, 1989, 531 pp.

 

Portuguese Translation:

Do Cristianismo ao Judaísmo.  A História de Isaac Oróbio de Castro, translated by Henrique de Araújo Mesquita, Imago, Rio de Janeiro, 2000, 542 pp.

French Translation:

Du Christianisme au Judaïsme.  Les éditions du Cerf, Paris (in press).

 

3.         The Western Sephardi Diaspora, Ministry of Defence Publishing House-Beth Hatefutsoth, Tel Aviv, 1994, 140 pp. (Hebrew).

 

4.         Judíos Nuevos en Amsterdam.  Estudios sobre la historia social e intelectual del judaísmo sefardí en el siglo XVII, Gedisa, Barcelona, 1996, 191 pp.

 

            French Translation:

            Les nouveaux juifs d’Amsterdam, éditions Chandeigne, Paris, 1999, 250 pp.

 

 

5.         An Alternative Path to Modernity.  The Western Sephardi Diaspora in the Seventeenth Century.  E.J. Brill, Leiden, 2000, ix + 309 pp.

 

6.         The Book of the Ymposta, 1622-1639.  A Critical Edition of the Minutes Book of the Central Committee of the Three Jewish Portuguese Communities in Amsterdam. Introduction and Notes by Y. Kaplan (in press).

 

 

C.  Text Books

 1.         The Anusim.  Unit 10 of the Course:  “Jews and Christians in Western Europe.  Encounter between Cultures in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance”, Volume 5, Tel Aviv, The Open University, 1998, pp. 183-297. 

 D.  Editor of:

 1.         The Portuguese Community of Amsterdam in the Seventeenth Century.  Catalogue of the Exhibition to Mark the 300th Anniversary of the Inauguration of the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam, Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem, 1975, 74 +68 pp. (Hebrew and English).

 2.         (with Raphael Weiser), Treasures from the Library Ets Haim - Livraria Montezinos of the Portugees Israëlietisch Seminarium Ets Haim, Amsterdam.  Exhibition, Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem, 1980, ix + 119 pp.  (Hebrew and English).

 3.         Jews and Conversos.  Studies in Society and the Inquisition, Magnes Press, Jerusalem, 1985, 236 pp.

 4.         (with A. Mirsky and A. Grossman), Exile and Diaspora.  Studies in the History of the Jewish People Presented to Professor Haim Beinart on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday, The Ben-Zvi Institute, Jerusalem, 1988, 598 pp. (Hebrew).

 5.         (with Menachem Stern) Acculturation and Assimilation:  Continuity and Change in the Cultures of Israel and the Nations, Zalman Shazar Center, Jerusalem, 1989, 260 pp. (Hebrew).

 6.         (with H. Méchoulan and R.H. Popkin), Menasseh ben Israel and His World, E.J. Brill, Leiden, 1989, ix + 278 pp.

 7.         (with A. Mirsky and A. Grossman), Exile and Diaspora.  Studies in the History of the Jewish People Presented to Professor Haim Beinart on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday, The Ben-Zvi Institute-Consejo Superior, Jerusalem and Madrid, 1991, 270 pp.

 8.         (with D.S. Katz), Exile and Return.  Anglo-Jewry Through the Ages, Zalman Shazar Center, Jerusalem, 1993, 163 pp. (Hebrew).

 9.         (with Y. Assis), Jews and Conversos at the Time of the Expulsion, Zalman Shazar Center, Jerusalem, 1999, xv + 322 + 171 pp. (Hebrew and English sections)

10.       (with C. Brasz), Dutch Jews as Perceived by Themselves and by Others, E.J. Brill, Leiden, 2001, xiv + 457 pp.

E.  Editor of Periodicals:

1.         (with I.M. Ta-Shma and W.Z. Harvey), Tarbiz LXI (1991/92), LXII (1992/93), LXIII (1993/94), LXIV (1994/95), LXV (1995/96).

2.         (with R.I. Cohen and A. Oppenheimer), Zion LXIII (1998), LXIV (1999), LXV (2000), LXVI (2001)

F.  Articles

1.         “The Attitude of the Leadership of the Portuguese Community in Amsterdam to the Sabbatian Movement 1665-1671", Zion 39 (1974), pp. 198-216 (Hebrew).

2.         “R. Saul Levi Morteira’s Treatise ‘Arguments Against the Christian Religion’” in Studies in the History of Dutch Jewry, Volume 1, edited by Jozeph Michman, Magnes Press, Jerusalem, 1975, pp. 9-31 (Hebrew).

 Condensed English translation in  Emmanuel II (Fall 1980), pp. 95-112.

 3.         “Nueva información sobre la estancia de Juan de Prado en Amberes”, Sefarad 35 (1975), pp. 159-163.

 4.         “The Role of R. Moshe d’Aguilar in his Contacts with the Refugees from Spain and Portugal in the Seventeenth Century”, in Proceedings of the Sixth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Volume II, World Union of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem,  1976, pp. 95-106 (Hebrew).

 5.         “El Poema de Baltazar Alvarez de Orobio sobre la Peste de Málaga en 1636", Helmantica 29, No. 89 (1978), pp. 212-232.

 Condensed version of the preceeding article:  “El testimonio de un converso sobre la peste de Málaga en 1637",  Actas del I Congreso de Historia de Andalucía, Andalucía Moderna (siglos XVI-XVII), Volume II, Córdoba, 1978, pp. 109-116.

 6.         “Jewish Students at Leyden University in the Seventeenth Century” in Studies on the History of Dutch Jewry, Volume 2, edited by Jozeph Michman, Magnes Press, Jerusalem, 1979, pp. 65-75   (Hebrew).

 7.         “On the Death Dates of Members of the Nunes Henriques Family and Three Important Rabbis of Amsterdam”, Kiryat Sefer 54 (1979), pp. 611-613 (Hebrew).

 8.         “Jews and Judaism in the Political and Social Thought of Spain in the 16th-17th Centuries” in Antisemitism through the Ages edited by Shmuel Almog, Zalman Shazar Center, Jerusalem, 1980, pp. 173-180  (Hebrew).

 English translation in Antisemitism through the Ages, Pergamon Press, Oxford, New York, 1988, pp. 153-160.

 9.         “Ishac Orobio de Castro - The Path of a Converso from Christianity to Judaism”, Pe’amim 5 (1980), pp. 29-38 (Hebrew).

 10.       “A propos de la signification historique du phénomène heterodoxe dans les communautés séfarades occidentales au XVIIe siècle”, Bulletin de l’Association des amis de Spinoza No. 4 (1980), pp. 1-14.

 11.       “The Portuguese Jews in Amsterdam.  From Forced Conversion to Return to Judaism”, Studia Rosenthaliana XV, No. 1 (March 1981), pp. 37-51.

 Revised version:  “From Apostasy to Return to Judaism: The Portuguese Jews in Amsterdam”, in BINAH, Volume 1, edited by J. Dan, Praeger, New York and London, 1989, pp. 99-117.

 Expanded Hebrew version:  “The Portuguese Jews in Amsterdam.  From Forced Conversion to Return to Judaism”, in The Sephardi and Oriental Jewish Heritage edited by Y. Ben-Ami, Magnes Press, Jerusalem, 1982, pp. 115-134.

 Italian translation:  “Gli ebrei portoghesi ad Amsterdam.  Dalla conversione forzata al ritorno all’ebraismo”, in E andamno dove il vento ci spinse.  La cacciata degli ebrei dalla Spagna, edited by G.N. Zazzu, Marietti, Genova 1992, pp. 141-160.

 12.       “Jewish Proselytes from Portugal in 17th Century Amstedam - The Case of Lorenzo Escudero”, Proceedings of the 7th World Congress of Jewish Studies, History of the Jews in Europe, World Union of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, 1981, pp. 87-101.

 13.       “The Curaçao and Amsterdam Portuguese Jewish Communities in the 17th and 18th Centuries”, American Jewish History LXXII, No. 2 (1982), pp. 193-211.

 14.       “Le 250e anniversaire de l’inauguration de la Synagogue Miqveh Israel de Curaçao”, REJ CXLII (1983), pp. 473-474.

 15.            “Spinoza Scholarship in Israel” in Spinoza’s Political and Theological Thought edited by C. De Deugd, North-Holland Publishing Company, Amsterdam, Oxford, New York, 1984, pp. 19-22.

 16.       “On the Relation of Spinoza’s Contemporaries in the Portuguese Jewish Community of Amsterdam to Spanish Culture and the Marrano Experience”, Spinoza’s Political and Theological Thought edited by C. De Deugd, North- Holland Publishing Company, Amsterdam, Oxford, New York, 1984, pp. 82-94.

 17.       “The Social Functions of the ‘Herem’ in the Portuguese Jewish Community of Amsterdam in the Seventeenth Century”, in Dutch Jewish History, Volume 1, edited by Jozeph Michman, The Institute for Research on Dutch Jewry, Jerusalem, 1984, pp. 111-155.

 18.       “The Travels of Portuguese Jews from Amsterdam to the ‘Lands of Idolatry’ (1644-1724)”, in Jews and Conversos edited by Y. Kaplan, Magnes Press,  Jerusalem, 1985, pp. 197-224.

 19.       “The Portuguese Community of Amsterdam in the 17th Century.  Between Tradition and Change”, in Proceedings of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Volume 7, No. 6 (1986) 21 pp., [Volume 7 (1988), pp. 161-181.] (Hebrew).

 Dutch translation: “De Portugese Gemeente van Amsterdam in de zeventiende eeuw: Tussen traditie en verandering”, in  Êxodo.  Portugezen in Amsterdam: 1600-1680, edited by R. Kistemaker and T. Levie, De Bataafsche Leeuw,  Amsterdam, 1987, pp. 42-55.

 Portuguese translation:  “A Comunidade Portuguesa de Amesterdão no Século XVII, entre Tradição e Mudança”, in  Êxodo.  Portugueses em Amsterdão 1600-1680, edited by R. Kistemaker and T. Levie, De Bataafsche Leeuw,  Amsterdam, 1988, pp. 42-55.

 English translation  in Society and Community edited by  A. Haim, Misgav Yerushalayim, The Institute for Research of the Sephardi and Oriental Jewish Heritage, Jerusalem, 1991, pp. 141-171.

 20.       “The Attitude of the Portuguese Jewish Community in the 17th Century towards the Ashkenazi Jews in Amsterdam”, Proceedings of the 9th World Congress of Jewish Studies, World Union of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, 1986, Division B. Volume 1, The History of the Jewish People, pp. 159-164 (Hebrew).

 21.       “The ‘Karaites’ of Amsterdam in the Early 18th Century”, Zion 52, 1987, pp. 279-314 (Hebrew).

 Revised English version: “‘Karaites’ in Early 18th Century Amsterdam”, in Sceptics, Millenarians and Jews edited by D. Katz and J. Israel, E.J. Brill, Leiden, 1990, pp. 196-236.

 22.       “The Converso and ‘New Christian’ Issue in Contemporary Historical Research”, in Studies in Historiography edited by Joseph Salmon et al., Zalman Shazar Center, Jerusalem, 1987, pp. 117-144  (Hebrew).

 23.       “The Attitude of Portuguese and Spanish Jews to Ashkenazi Jews in 17th Century Amsterdam”, in Transition and Change in Modern Jewish History: Essays Presented in Honour of Shmuel Ettinger, Zalman Shazar Center, Jerusalem, 1988, pp. 389-412 (Expanded version of 20) (Hebrew).

 24.            “Eighteenth Century Rulings by the Rabbinical Court of Amsterdam’s Community and their Socio-historical Significance”, in Studies in the History of Dutch Jewry edited by Jozeph Michman, Volume 5, The Institute for Research on Dutch Jewry, Jerusalem, 1988, pp. 1-54  (Hebrew).

 25.       “Haim Beinart and the Historiography of the Conversos”, in  Exile and Diaspora.  Studies in the History of the Jewish People Presented to Professor Haim Beinart on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday edited by A. Mirsky et al., The Ben Zvi Institute, Jerusalem, 1988, pp. 11-16  (Hebrew).

 English version in volume of the same name, Jerusalem-Madrid, 1991, pp. 11-16.

 26.       “Bans in the Sephardi Community of Amsterdam in the Late 17th Century”, in  Exile and Diaspora. Studies in the History of the Jewish People Presented to Professor Haim Beinart on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday, edited by A. Mirsky et al.,  The Ben Zvi Institute, Jerusalem, 1988, pp. 517-540  (Hebrew).

 27.       “A Generation of Progress in the Historical Study of Dutch Sephardic Jewry”, in Menasseh ben Israel and His World edited by Y. Kaplan, H. Méchoulan and R.H. Popkin, E.J. Brill, Leiden, 1989, pp. 1-6.

 28.            “Political Concepts in the World of the Portuguese Jews of Amsterdam during the Seventeenth Century: The Problem of Exclusion and the Boundaries of Self-Identity”, in Menasseh ben Israel and His World edited by Y. Kaplan, H. Méchoulan and R.H. Popkin, E.J. Brill, Leiden, 1989, pp. 45-62.

 29.       “The Paths of Acculturation and Assimilation Among the Conversos of Spain in the 15th-17th Centuries”, in Acculturation and Assimilation: Continuity and Change in the Cultures of Israel and the Nations edited by Y. Kaplan and M. Stern, Zalman Shazar Center, Jerusalem, 1989, pp. 157-172  (Hebrew).

 30.       “The Portuguese Community in 17th Century Amsterdam and the Ashkenazi World”, in Dutch Jewish History 2 edited by Jozeph Michman, The Institute for Research on Dutch Jewry, Jerusalem, 1989, pp. 23-45.

 31.       “Jewish Refugees from Germany and Poland-Lithuania in Amsterdam during the Thirty Years War”, in Culture and Society in Medieval Jewry: Studies Dedicated to the Memory of Haim Hillel Ben-Sasson, Zalman Shazar Center, Jerusalem, 1989, pp. 587-622   (Hebrew).

 Condensed English version:  “Amsterdam and Ashkenazic Migration in the Seventeenth Century”, Studia Rosenthaliana, Special issue published together with Volume XXIII, 2 (1989), Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on the History of the Jews in the Netherlands, pp. 22-44.

32.       “The Herem in the Sephardic Community of Amsterdam in the 18th Century” Proceedings of the Tenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Division B, Volume 1, Jerusalem, 1990, pp. 195-201  (Hebrew).

33.       “The Path of Western Sephardi Jewry to Modernity”, Pe’amim 48, 1991, pp. 85-103 (Hebrew).

German translation: “Die portugiesischen Juden und die Modernisierung.  Zur Veränderung jüdischen Lebens vor de Emanzipation” in Jüdische Lebenswelten.  Essays, edited by A. Nachama et al., Berliner Festspielle, Jüdischer Verlag, Suhrkamp Verlag, Berlin, 1991, pp. 303-317.

 Dutch translation: “Een alternatieve weg naar de moderne tijd: De Westerse Sephardim in het prille Moderne Europa”, Ter Herkenning 20 (1992), pp. 186-206.

 Spanish translation: “La vía del judaísmo español occidental a la modernidad”, Carta de Jerusalén, No. 64, (Julio-Diciembre 1993), pp. 67-78.

             English enlarged and revised version:  “An Alternative Path to Modernity:  The Sephardi Jews of Amsterdam in Early Modern Times”, in Everything Connects:  In Conference with Richard Popkin.  Essays in his Honor edited by J.E. Force and D.S. Katz, Brill, Leiden, 1999, pp. 213-240.

 34.       “The Sephardic Diaspora in North-Western Europe and the New World” in The Sephardi Legacy edited by H. Beinart, Magnes Press, Jerusalem, 1992, pp. 562-599  (Hebrew).

 English translation, in The Sephardi Legacy edited by H. Beinart, Volume II, Magnes Press, Jerusalem, 1992, pp. 240-287.

 Spanish translation: “Los sefardíes en el noroeste de Europa y en el Nuevo Mundo”, in Morešet Sefarad: El legado de Sefarad edited by H. Beinart, Volume II, Magnes Press, Jerusalem, 1993, pp. 249-297.

 35.       “The Intellectual Ferment in the Spanish-Portuguese Community of Seventeenth Century Amsterdam”, in The Sephardi Legacy, edited by H. Beinart, Magnes Press, Jerusalem, 1992, pp. 600-621  (Hebrew).

 English translation, in The Sephardi Legacy edited by H. Beinart, Volume II, Magnes Press, Jerusalem, 1992, pp. 284-314.

 

Spanish translation: “Efervescencia intelectual en la comunidad sefardí de Amsterdam en el siglo 17", in  Morešet Sefarad: El legado de Sefarad edited by Haim Beinart, Volume II, Magnes Press, Jerusalem, 1993, pp. 298-325.

 

36.       (with Israel Bartal) “Immigration of Indigent Jews from Amsterdam to Eretz Israel (Palestine) at the Beginning of the 17th Century”, Shalem, Volume 6 (1992), pp. 175-193  (Hebrew).

 

37.       “La Diáspora Judeo-Española-Portuguesa en el siglo XVII: Tradición, Cambio y Modernización, Manuscrits, Revista d’Historia Moderna (Barcelona) 10 (1992), pp. 77-89.

 

38.       “The Formation of the Western Sephardi Diaspora”, in The Sephardic Journey, Yeshiva University Museum, New York, 1992, pp. 136-155.

 

39.       “Los sefardíes en Europa”, in Diáspora Sefardí edited by M.A. Bel Bravo, Editorial Mapfre, Madrid, 1992, pp. 47-90.

 

40.       “La Jerusalem du Nord: La Communauté séfarade d’Amsterdam au XVIIe siècle”, in Les juifs d’Espagne: Histoire d’une diaspora 1492-1992 edited by H. Méchoulan, Liana Levi, Paris, 1992, pp. 191-209.

 

Spanish translation: “La Jerusalén del Norte: la Comunidad Sefardí de Amsterdam en el siglo XVII”, in Los judíos de España.  Historia de una diáspora.  1492-1992 edited by H. Méchoulan, Editorial Trotta, Madrid, 1993, pp. 201-216.

           

            German translation:  “Das Jerusalem des Nordens:  die sefardische Gemeinde von Amsterdam im 17. Jahrhundert”, in Vom Mittelalter in die Neuzeit – Jüdische Städtebilder:  Frankfurt, Prag, Amsterdam edited by M. Graetz and H. Künzl, Universitätsverlag C. Winter,  Heidelberg, 1999, pp. 19-30.

 

 

41.       “The Western Sephardi Diaspora in the Seventeenth Century”, in The Sephardic Jewish Diaspora After the Expulsion from Spain, Zalman Shazar Center, Jerusalem, 1996, pp. 95-116 (Hebrew).

 

42.       “The Return to Judaism: Spanish and Portuguese Jews in the West in the Early Modern Era”, in Odyssey of the Exiles: Spanish Jewry 1492-1992 edited by R. Porter and S. Harel-Hoshen, Ministry of Defence Publishing House-Bet Hatefutsoth, Tel Aviv, 1992, pp. 45-72  (Hebrew).

 

English translation, in Odyssey of the Exiles.  The Sephardi Jews 1492-1992, Ministry of Defence Publishing House-Beth Hatefutsoth, Tel Aviv, 1993, pp. 45-58.

 

43.       “The New Jews.  Crypto-Jews in Western Europe”, Eretz Magazine, Special Issue 1992, pp. 44-47.

 

44.            “Devianza e Punizione nella Diaspora Sefardita Occidentale del XVII Secolo: I Portoghesi ad Amsterdam”, La Rassegna Mensile di Israel LVIII (1992), pp. 163-202, (translated from the English by S.J. Voicu; rev. by M. Silviera).

 

45.            “L’impact social et économique de la diaspora judeo-hispanique sur l’Europe occidentale au début de la période moderne”, in La societé juive à travers l’histoire edited by S. Trigano, Volume III, Fayard, Paris 1993, pp. 240-265.

 

46.            “Introduction”, in Dutch Jewish History 3 edited by J. Michman, The Institute for Research on Dutch Jewry, Jerusalem, 1993, pp. 1-4.

 

47.            “Deviance and Excommunication in the Portuguese Community of 18th Century Amsterdam”, in Dutch Jewish History 3 edited by J. Michman, The Institute for Research on Dutch Jewry, Jerusalem, 1993, pp. 103-115.

 

48.       “The Golden Age of Amsterdam Jewry”, in Rembrandt’s Holland edited by Martin Weyl and Rivka Weiss-Blok, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1993, pp. 13-33 (Hebrew).

 

49.            “Familia, Matrimonio y Sociedad.  Los casamientos clandestinos en la Diáspora Sefaradí Occidental (siglos XVII-XVIII) in Espacio, Tiempo y Forma, Serie IV, 6 (1993), pp. 129-154.

 

French Translation: “Famille, Mariage et Societé.  Les mariages clandestins dans la Diaspora Sefarade Occidentale (XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles)”, XVIIIe siècle No. 183, 46 année, No. 2 (1994), pp. 255-278.

 

50.       “The Jewish Profile of the Spanish-Portuguese Community of London during the Seventeenth Century”, in Exile and Return.  Anglo-Jewry Through the Ages, Zalman Shazar Center, Jerusalem, 1994, pp. 133-145 (Hebrew).

 

English translation, in Judaism 41 (1992), pp. 229-240.

 

51.            “Wayward New Christians and Stubborn New Jews: The Shaping of a Jewish Identity”, Jewish History 8 (1994) {The Robert Cohen Memorial Volume}, pp. 27-41.

 

52.       “The Place of the Herem in the Sefardic Community of Hamburg during the Seventeenth Century”, in Die Sefarden in Hamburg.  Zur Geschichte einer Minderheit, edited by M. Studemund Halevy, Helmut Buske Verlag, Hamburg, 1994, pp. 63-88.

 

53.       (With D. Michman) “On Jozeph Michman’s Research”, in Michmanei Yosef. Studies on the History and Literature of the Dutch Jews by Jozeph Michman (Melkman), The Institute for Research on Dutch Jewry, Jerusalem, 1994, pp. 7-13.

 

54.       “The Sabbatean Movement in Amsterdam”, in Biblioteca Rosenthaliana: Treasures of Jewish Booklore Marking the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Leeser Rosenthal, 1794-1994, edited by A.K. Offenberg et al.,  Amsterdam, 1994, pp. 40-43.

 

55.       “The Religious World of a Jewish International Merchant in the Age of Mercantilism: The Embarrassment of Riches of Abraham Israel Pereyra”,  in Religion and Economy: Connections and Interactions edited by Menachem Ben-Sasson, Zalman Shazar Center, Jerusalem, 1995, pp. 233-251 (Hebrew).

 

56.                                      “El judaísmo sefardí en la república holandesa del siglo XVII”, in Luces y Sombras de la judería europea (siglos XI-XVII).  Actas.  Primeros encuentros judaicos de Tudela, 5,6,7 de octubre 1994 (Pamplona 1995), pp. 181-195; revised edition, Pamplona, 1996, pp. 183-197.

 

57.                                      “De joden in de republiek tot omstreeks 1750.  Religieus cultureel en social leven”, in Geschiedenis van de joden in Nederland edited by J.C.H. Blom et al., Balans,  Amsterdam, 1995, pp. 129-173, 413-419, 452-460.

English translation: “The Jews in the Republic until about 1750: Religious, Cultural and Social Life” in The History of the Jews in the Netherlands edited by J.C.H. Blom et al., The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, Oxford-Portland, Oregon 2002, pp. 116-163, 408-416.

 

58.                                      (With N. Zemon Davis)  “Peoples in Diaspora:  Changing Sources, Forms, and Meanings”.  Report of the Session at the 18th International Congress of Historical Sciences, 27 August – 3 September 1995, Montreal, 1995, pp. 109-123.

 

59.                                      “De unika I de sefardiska judarnas historia”, in Dopet eller döden.  Judisket liv I det medeltida Spanien, edited by H. Kromann-Trautner and S. Schulman, Brutus Östlings Bokförlag Symposion, Stockholm, 1996, pp. 23-33.

 

60.                                      “Marranerna I 1400-talets Spanien”, in  Dopet eller döden.  Judisket liv I det medeltida Spanien, edited by H. Kromann-Trautner and S. Schulman, Brutus Östlings Bokförlag Symposion, Stockholm, 1996, pp. 95-109.

 

61.                                      “Court Jews before the Hofjuden”, in From Court Jews to the Rothschilds:  Art, Patronage, and Power, 1600-1800, edited by V.B. Mann and R.I. Cohen,  Prestel, Munich and New York, 1996, pp. 11-25.

 

62.                                      “El Herem en Hamburgo en la segunda mitad del siglo 17”, in Ibéria-Judaica:  Roteiros da Memória edited by A. Waingort Novinsky and D. Kuperman, Expressão e Cultura, São Paulo, 1996,  pp. 317-342.

 

63.                                      “The Self-Definition of the Sephardic Jews of Western Europe and their Relation to the Alien and the Stranger”, in Crisis and Creativity in the Sephardic World, 1391-1648, edited by B. R. Gampel, Columbia University Press, New York, 1997, pp. 121-145.

 

64.                                      “For Whom did Emmanuel de Witte Paint his Three Pictures of the Sephardic Synagogue in Amsterdam”, Pe’amim 69 (1997), pp. 56-84 (Hebrew).
Expanded English version: Studia Rosenthaliana 32 (1998), pp. 133-154.

 

65.                                      “Thomas Coenen in Smyrna – Reflections of a Dutch Calvinist on the Sabbatean Awakening of the Levantine Jews,” Introduction to the Hebrew edition of Thomas Coenen, Vain Hopes of the Jews as Revealed in the Figure of Sabbetai Zevi, The Ben-Zion Dinur Institute for Research in Jewish History, Jerusalem, 1998, pp. 7-22; Notes to the text, pp. 22-108 (Hebrew).

 

66.                                      “Our Right to Take a Fresh Look at the Past”, in “Fifty Years of Statehood.  Remarks delivered at the opening session of the 22nd annual convention of the Historical Society of Israel and the Zalman Shazar Center”, Jerusalem, 1998, pp. 3-6 (Hebrew).

 

67.                                      “Remarks in Memory of Jacob Katz”, in In memory of Jacob Katz:  Words of Memorial and the Writings of Jacob Katz, 1933-1998, appendix to Zion LXIII/4 (1998), pp. 19-21 (Hebrew).

 

68.                                      “Conferring with Dick Popkin”, in Everything Connects:  In Conference with Richard H. Popkin.  Essays in his Honor edited by J.E. Force and D.S. Katz, Brill, Leiden, 1999, pp. 211-212.

 

69.                                      “The Struggle against Travelers to Spain and Portugal in the Western Sephardi Diaspora”, Zion LXIV (1999), pp. 65-100 (Hebrew).

 

70.                                      “Foreward”, in C. Ginzburg, History, Rhetoric, and Proof.  The Menahem Stern Jerusalem Lectures, University Press of New England, Hanover and London, 1999, pp. ix-xii.

 

71.                                      “The Return to Jewish History and Re-entry into European Consciousness:  The Western Sephardi Diaspora in the Early Modern Period”, in Zionism and the Return to History:  A Reappraisal, edited by S.N. Eisenstadt and M. Lissak, Yad Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem, 1999, pp. 195-210 (Hebrew).

 

72.                                      “Foreward”, in A. D. Smith, The Nation in History:  Historiographical Debates about Ethnicity and Nationalism.  The Menahem Stern Jerusalem Lectures, University Press of New England, Hanover and London, 2000, pp. vii-xi.

 

73.                                      “Jewish Amsterdam’s Impact on Modern Jewish History”, in Schöpferische Momente des europäischen Judentums, edited by M. Graetz, Universitätsverlag C. Winter, Heidelberg, 2000, pp. 19-62.

 

74.                                      “El vínculo prohibido: Las relaciones de la ‘nación sefardí’ occidental con Iberia en el siglo XVII”, in Encuentros y Desencuentros. Spanish Jewish Cultural Interaction Throughout History, edited by C. Carrete Parrondo, M. Dascal, F. Márquez Villanueva & A. Sáenz Badillos, Tel Aviv 2000, pp. 39 – 50.

 

75.                                      “Opening Address”, in Dutch Jews as Perceived by Themselves and by Others, edited by C. Brasz and Y. Kaplan, E.J. Brill, Leiden, 2001, pp. 1-5.

 

76.                                      Gente Política:  The Portuguese Jews of Amsterdam vis-à-vis Dutch Society”, in Dutch Jews as Perceived by Themselves and by Others, edited by C. Brasz and Y. Kaplan, E.J. Brill, Leiden, 2001, pp. 21-40.

 

77.                                      ‘The Threat of Eros in the Eighteenth Century Sephardi Community of Amsterdam’ in Mémorial I. S. Révah: Études sur le marranisme, l’hétérodoxie juive et Spinoza, edited by H. Méchoulan and G. Nahon, E. Peeters, Paris – Louvain, 2001, pp. 247-262.

A slightly different version:
’Moral Panic in the Eighteenth Century Sephardi Community of Amsterdam: The Threat of Eros’, in Dutch Jewry: Its History and Secular Culture (1500-2000), edited by J. Israel and R. Salverda, E. J. Brill, Leiden, 2002, pp. 103-123.

 

78.                                      “The Splendorous Years of ‘Mokum’, in Metropolis, Winter 2002, pp. 49-53 (Hebrew).

 

79.                                      ‘From Bialistok to Jerusalem’, in On Menachem Stern. Ten Years after his Death, The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem 2002, pp. 16-20 (Hebrew).

 

 

 

G.  Book Reviews in Academic Journals

 

1.                                          Review of B. Lewin, La Inquisición en Hispanoamérica, Buenos Aires, 1962, in Kiryat Sefer 41 (1966), pp. 203-206 (Hebrew).

 

2.                                          Review of Y. H. Yerushalmi, From Spanish Court to Italian Ghetto: Isaac Cardoso:  A Study in Seventeenth Century Marranism and Jewish Apologetics, Columbia University Press, New York and London, 1971, in Kiryat Sefer 44 (1973), pp. 669-674 (Hebrew).

 

3.                                          The History of the Jews in Holland: An Overview.  Review of Pinkas Hakehillot (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities): The Netherlands, edited by J. Michman, H. Beem and D. Michman, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 1985, in Pe’amim 34 (1988), pp. 143-150 (Hebrew).

 

4.                                          Review of Spinoza’s Earliest Publication?  The Hebrew translation of Margaret Fell’s “A Loving Salutation”, etc., edited with an introduction and preparatory material by Richard H. Popkin and Michael A. Singer, Van Gorcum, Assen-Maastricht 1987 in Studia Rosenthaliana XII, No. 1 (1988), pp. 73-75.

 

5.                                          “A Lurianic Philosopher of the Baroque Period,” Review of Nissim Yosha, Myth and Metaphor – Abraham Cohen Herrera’s Philosophic Interpretation of Luianic Kabbalah, The Magnes Press, Jerusalem, 1994, in Pe’amim 70 (1997), pp. 129-133 (Hebrew).

 H.  Additional Book Reviews

 1.            “Blessed by Right of Liberty,” Review of J. Michman, Gothic Turrets on a Corinthian Building:  Dutch Jewry during the Emancipation Period 1787-1815, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, in Ha’aretz Sefarim No.196 (27.11.1996) p. 8 (Hebrew).

 

2.                  “On Conversos, Spinoza and other Scholars,” Review of I. S. Rèvah, Des Marranes a Spinoza, Vrin, Paris, 1995, in Ha’aretz Sefarim No. 201 (1.1.1997), pp.4, 12 (Hebrew).

I.  Encyclopedia Entries

1.                                          The Hebrew Encyclopedia: 1) Morteira, Rabbi Saul Levi; 2) Nahmanides; 3) Shlomo Halevi; 4) Seneor, Abraham.  (Hebrew).

 

2.                                          Encyclopedia Judaica:  1) Arbués, Pedro de;  2) Aragão, Fernão Ximenez da;   3) Arraby Moor; 4) Chemical Crafts and Industries; 5) Contractors; 6) Falaquera Family; 7) Informers; 8) Metals and Mining (Jews as Metal Workers and Miners); 9) Morteira, Saul Levi; 10) Nahmaides; 11) Pablo de Santa María; 12) Salt Trade and Industry;   13) Sarmiento, Pedro; 14) Seneor, Abraham.
[The entries “Contractors” and “Metals and Mining” appeared in S.W. Baron, A. Kahan et al., Economic History of the Jews, Keter Publishing House, Jerusalem, 1975, pp. 129-132; 173-178].

 

3.                                          “Orobio de Castro, Isaac”, in Grundiss de Geschichte der Philosphie, Die Philosophie des 17 Jahrhunderts 2.  Frankreich und Neiderland II, Schwabe & Co. AG. Verlag, Basel, 1993, pp. 889-891.

 

4.                                          L’Enclyclopedie Philosophique Universelle, Presses Universitaires de France, Paris, 1989:  1) Cardoso, Isaac, pp. 1030-1031; 2) Orobio de Castro, Isaac, pp. 1376-1377.

 

5.                                          Encyclopaedia of the Renaissance, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1999:  1) ‘Conversos’, vol. 2, pp. 79-82; 2) ‘Menasseh ben Israel’, vol. 4, pp. 113-114.


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