Sephardic Diaspora: Short Answer & Historical concepts

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Name 3 places where Sephardic Jews settled after the Expulsion from Spain

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Name 3 places where Sephardic Jews settled after the Expulsion from Spain

New Amsterdam, Mexico City, Lima, Recife, Tangiers, London, Amsterdam, Rhodes, Algiers, Merseille, Italy, London

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What was the role of religion in Medieval Society?

  1. Influenced laws set by monrachy. 2. Determined one's place in society. 3. Controlled what ideas were considered acceptable.

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Historical Significance

Examples: -Spinoza's idea are significant because they will become popular during the Enlightenment. -Lurianic Kabbalah is significant because it would lead to Shabbatai Tzvi claiming to be the messiah.

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Historical Evidence/ Primary Sources

Example: We read the excommunication order for Baruch Spinoza.

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Continuity & Change

Examples: -We again saw the trend that when there is great suffering, people look to the Messiah for help. -We saw that when a new idea comes before people are ready for it, it will not be tolerated, as with Baruch Spinoza. -We saw a change when the printing press was invented and the Shulchan Aruch became more easily available.

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Cause & Effect

Examples: -Spinoza's ideas lead to him being excommunicated. -The invention of the printing press led to the popularity of the Shulchan Aruch -According to Rabbi Luria, the explosion of the vessels of divine light led to sin.

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Historical Imagination

Example: Mrs. Rogozen read the Expulsion Act for Spinoza dramatically so that we could feel how it felt to hear it.

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Historical Judgements

Examples: -I agree (or don't agree) with Spinoza that we should act based only on reason. -I agree (or don't agree) with the rabbis that Spinoza should be excommunicated. -I find (or don't find) Rabbi Luria's explanation of our purpose in the world to be personally impactful.

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