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Sunday, March 1 • 10:50am - 11:50am
Rich and Poor among the Portuguese Jews of Amsterdam's Golden Age

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Although little understood, many poor Sephardic Jews settled  in early modern Amsterdam. They were drawn by Amsterdam's relative tolerance and the reputation of its Jewish community for wealth and benevolence.  In this lecture,  will discuss: the various motives behind  philanthropy:  the organization of a complex network of charity;  as well as aspects of daily life of the poor, including the interactions between rich and poor.  

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Tirtsah Levie Bernfeld

Tirtsah Levie Bernfeld was born and bred in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and studied Modern History at the University of Amsterdam and Jewish Studies at Brandeis University (USA) and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she finished her Ph.D. She is an independent scholar in... Read More →

Sunday March 1, 2020 10:50am - 11:50am PST
Room F