ContentsNotes on Contributors XJane S. Gerber: An Appreciation XIVBrian M. SmollettIntroduction: From Catalonia to the Caribbean 1Federica Francesconi and Stanley MirvisThe Medieval MediterraneanIn the Beginning Was the Poem: Hebrew Prefatory Verse in Golden Age al-Andalus 9Maud KozodoySome Customs of Jews in Medieval Spain 27Norman RothTextiles Travel: The Role of Sephardim in the Transmission of Textile Forms and Designs 43Vivian B. MannThe Jews of Medieval Spain: Community, Marginality and the Notion of a Mediterranean Society 60Jonathan RayWomen of the GenizahIndependent Jewish Women in Medieval Egypt: Enterprise and Ambiguity 83Judith R. BaskinA Look at Medieval Egyptian Jewry and Environs: Challenges and Coping Mechanisms as Reflected in the Cairo Genizah Documents 100Renée Levine MelammedItaly and Western EuropeThe Sephardic Jewish Merchants of Venice, Port Jews, and the Road to Modernity 117Benjamin RavidThe Merchants at the Casino: Sephardic Elites and Leisure Time in Eighteenth-Century Livorno 136Francesca BregoliLa Jébéra et Les Confréries de la Nation Juive Portugaise de Bayonne au XVIIIe Siècle 154Gérard Nahon ז״לJews under IslamJews in the Central Islamic Lands in the Eleventh Century 187D.G. TorThe Unique Case of the Syrian-Jewish Immigrants in Egypt 207Yaron HarelHow Jews Became “Moroccan” 218Daniel J. SchroeterThe Modern ExperienceThe Trial of Joshua Montefiore and the Limits of Atlantic Jewish Inclusion 243Stanley MirvisThe Absorption of Outsiders: Gibraltarian and North Africans in London’s Portuguese Jewish Community 255Aviva Ben-UrFrom Childhood to Old Age in Twenty-Four Years: The Ecole Maïmonide in Algiers, 1940–1964 279Jessica HammermanMillàs Vallicrosa in Jerusalem (1937–1938) 294Thomas F. GlickDocuments: Unknown Voices“And if I Could, I Would Leave Her More”: Women’s Voices, Emotions, and Objects from the Venetian Ghetto in the Seventeenth Century 311Federica FrancesconiJews and Muslims in Egypt at the Turn of the Seventeenth Century: Two Responsa of Ḥakham Ḥayim Capusi 330Matt GoldishA Report by Franz von Dombay in 1789 on the Moroccan Court Mentioning Jewish Courtiers 339Norman (Noam) A. StillmanThe Writings of Jane S. Gerber 349Index 358

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