Publications

2016
Praying separately? Gender in medieval Ashkenazi Synagogues (thirteenth-fourteenth centuries)
Baumgarten, Elisheva. “Praying separately? Gender in medieval Ashkenazi Synagogues (thirteenth-fourteenth centuries).” Clio. Women, Gender, History 44, no. 2. Clio. Women, Gender, History (2016): 43–62.
The Sages on the ׳Unlearned׳: On Social Constructions, Social Stratification, and Special Privileges
Levinson, Eyal. “The Sages on the ׳Unlearned׳: On Social Constructions, Social Stratification, and Special Privileges.” Bifrat U'bikhlal 2. Bifrat U'bikhlal (2016): 102–144.
Early Accusations of Well Poisoning against Jews: Medieval Reality or Historiographical Fiction?
Barzilay, Tzafrir. “Early Accusations of Well Poisoning against Jews: Medieval Reality or Historiographical Fiction?Medieval Encounters 22, no. 5. Medieval Encounters (2016): 517–539. Abstract
This article reexamines the idea prevalent in existing historiography that Jews were accused of well poisoning before 1321. It argues that the historians who studied the origins of such accusations were misled by sources written in the early modern period to think that Jews were charged with well poisoning as early as the eleventh century. However, a careful analysis of the sources reveals that there is little reliable evidence that such cases happened before the fourteenth century, much less on a large scale. Thus, the conclusions of the article call for a new chronology of well-poisoning charges made against Jews, starting closer to the fourteenth century.
The Fleuron Crown from Neumarkt in Silesia (Środa Ślᶏska): Christian Material Culture in a Jewish Context
The Fleuron Crown from Neumarkt in Silesia (Środa Ślᶏska): Christian Material Culture in a Jewish Context.” In Bar-ilan journal of jewish art. 23–38. Bar-ilan journal of jewish art. Place of publication not identified: Littman Lib Of Jewish Civ, 2016.