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Arguments against the Christian Religion in Amsterdam (Hardcover) (Saul Levi Morteira)
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This is the first book to offer a translation into English—as well as a critical study—of a Spanish treatise written in about 1650 by Rabbi Saul Levi Morteira, whose most renowned congregant was Baruch Spinoza. Aimed at encouraging the practice of halachic Judaism among the Amsterdam-based descendants of conversos, Spanish and Portuguese Sephardic Jews who had been forced to convert to Christianity, the book stages a dialogue between two conversos that ultimately leads to a vision of a Jewish homeland—an outcome that Morteira thought was only possible through his program for rejudaization.
Number of Pages: 203
Genre: History, Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: Amsterdam Studies in the Dutch Golden Age
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Saul Levi Morteira
Street Date: April 15, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-8004
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