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Living Together, Living Apart: Rethinking Jewish-Christian by Jonathan Elukin

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By Jonathan Elukin

This e-book demanding situations the traditional belief of the center a while as a time of persecution for Jews. Jonathan Elukin lines the adventure of Jews in Europe from overdue antiquity throughout the Renaissance and Reformation, revealing how the pluralism of medieval society allowed Jews to believe a part of their neighborhood groups regardless of recurrent expressions of hatred opposed to them. Elukin indicates that Jews and Christians coexisted roughly peacefully for a lot of the center a while, and that the violence directed at Jews was once mostly remoted and didn't undermine their participation within the day-by-day rhythms of eu society. the intense photo that emerges is one in all Jews dwelling very easily between their Christian buddies, operating with Christians, and infrequently cultivating lasting friendships while Christian tradition frequently demonized Jews. As Elukin makes transparent, the expulsions of Jews from England, France, Spain, and in different places weren't the inevitable fruits of persecution, yet arose from the non secular and political expediencies of specific rulers. He demonstrates that the heritage of winning Jewish-Christian interplay within the heart a long time in truth laid the social foundations that gave upward thrust to the Jewish groups of recent Europe. Elukin compels us to reconsider our assumptions approximately this interesting interval in heritage, supplying us a brand new lens in which to understand the wealthy complexities of the Jewish event in medieval Christendom.

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Jews seem to have escaped being reduced to slavery or abject dependence, although we have no clear sense of what kind of dependent relations they had with local patrons or authority figures. The increasing growth of the church institutions and Christian habits may have taken their toll on some Jews who sought refuge in conversion and the patronage of local bishops. The pressures of war, famine, and plague as well as tensions between the various political powers in Italy no doubt created periodic crises in the lives of Jews as well as Christians.

Jews of Italy thus faced many challenges and opportunities. They could look back on centuries of residence in Roman towns and territories that had traditions of protecting their rights to worship. Papal authority seemed largely committed to upholding these traditions even as some local Christian authorities tried to marginalize them. Jews seem to have escaped being reduced to slavery or abject dependence, although we have no clear sense of what kind of dependent relations they had with local patrons or authority figures.

73 The solution, however, speaks volumes of the need for stability in the agricultural regime of the period. ”74 Gregory seems to be sanctioning the conversion of Christian slaves of Jews to dependent laborers who could still rightly work for Jews. He also warned others against trying to claim or move the peasants. The Jews 35 CHAPTER ONE were not to be stripped of their “property” lest it set a dangerous precedent for other masters. Jews of Italy thus faced many challenges and opportunities. They could look back on centuries of residence in Roman towns and territories that had traditions of protecting their rights to worship.

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