An evening to mark the 21st issue of Leo Baeck’s journal Hidushim – The Everyday Life of Jews in the Holy Roman Empire Edited by Doron Avraham and Elisheva Baumgarten

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 1 Heshvan 5780 at 19:00 at the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem

Welcoming address: Dr. Doron Avraham

Chairperson: Prof. Elisheva Baumgarten

Presentation of the articles in the issue:

Dr. Eyal Levinson, “Those Who Grow their Forelocks and Wear the Clothes of a Knight”: Young Jewish Men in Medieval Germany, between Rabbinical Masculinity and Chivalric Masculinity

Dr. Neta Bodner and Ariella Lehmann, “So that a Person Sees Himself as if he was Created that Very Same Hour”: On the Ritual Immersion of Men, Utensils, and the General Public in Medieval German Mikvehs

Dr. Tsafrir Barzilay, The Investigation of the Jews of Savoy on Suspicion of Poisoning Wells: A Reappraisal

Dr. Ido Noy, The Crown of Mrs. Zemah, Daughter of Rabbi Aaron: Conceptions of Royalty, Status, and Chastity among Ashkenazi Brides during the Middle Ages

Guest lecture:

Prof. Michael Brocke: Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg and Alexander Wimpfen: Evidence from the Tombstones at Worms

Entrance is free of charge subject to availability of seating.

Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem, 33 Bustenai St., Jerusalem, Tel. 02-5633790 /

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