The Jewish Neighborhood: Exploring the Other Side of Medieval Urban Space

Project Director: Prof. Simha Goldin


Tel: 03-6409799

Researchers: Dr. Yitzhak Lifshitz, Dr. Merav Schnitzer

The medieval European Jewish neighborhood was a physical and social space reflecting unique adaptations of residential needs according to religious laws and the sages' interpretations in the Mishnah and Talmud that took place within the Christian cities of medieval Europe. Understanding the features of Jewish communal life in these cities, as well as the planning rationale of the Jewish urban landscape, is widely unexplored and requires a complex set of interdisciplinary tools, combining the disciplines of history, archaeology, Halacha (Jewish law), folklore, and art.

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Updates Regarding the Opening of Mehlmann Library under the "Purple Badge" Regulations

In keeping with the "Purple Badge" regulations, visits to the library must be requested and approved in advance.

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Symposium in memory of Prof. Shlomo Simonsohn z"l - postponed

The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center wishes to update that the Symposium in memory of Prof. Shlomo Simonsohn z"l has been postponed.

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Symposium: The Vision of the Zionist Settlement of Bulgarian Jews in Israel (1895 – 1955)

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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