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James Nelson Novoa

in various locales. Some of them chose the route of some form of adherence to Jewish belief and practice, however nuanced or vague, even at the risk of reputation, livelihood, and physical wellbeing. Others, even when the choice of an embrace of the Jewish faith did not occasion danger, chose to hold

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Ronnie Perelis

prisoner and he or she can either embrace, dissimulate, or reject that identity. The Inquisition is concerned with identity; its interrogations are meant to unmask the “true” intention and beliefs of the accused and transform the heretic back into a child of the church. This stress on the performance of

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David Graizbord

persuaded that “Judaism” was the “truth,” which—again, supposedly—led to the perdition of the blundering believer in the Law of Moses. By the same token, belief in Christian dogma saved the soul of the adherent. It is hardly surprising that inquisitorial discourse on crypto-Judaism replicated this mistaken

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Moisés Orfali

Catholic education, their Judaism was inadequate. A dual effort was made to solve this conflict in belief systems: Hebrew grammar texts were written in Spanish (Castilian) and in Portuguese in order to facilitate the study of the Hebrew language. The study of Hebrew was essential for regaining the vast

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Renée Levine Melammed

were not being fair-minded. As a result, she approached a Muslim ruler, a wali , 11 who, while sympathetic to her plea, decided not to overturn the previous decision but rather to send her to a higher authority within the Jewish world. In this document, she verbalized her belief that she was being

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Natalia Muchnik

participated in Anglican practices while proclaiming themselves Catholics. The majority of these religious “deviants” held unstable beliefs and participated in changeable worship practices, but they often remained deeply attached to a sense of community. 4 They are usually defined by negative attributes as

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Uriah Kfir

between the antagonists about what it is that is worth fighting about; […] Those who take part in the struggle […] do not call into question the very foundations of the game, its fundamental axioms, the bedrock of ultimate beliefs on which the whole game is based. The map of medieval Hebrew poetry

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Claude B. Stuczynski

local Inquisition, as in their motherland. 7 This enabled some of them, like Francisco Mendes, to meet for the first time: “a Jewish rabbi who came there to convert and teach them the belief of the Law of Moses.” 8 He was taking part in a gradual process of rabbinic indoctrination which ultimately led

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Daniel J. Schroeter

ways become even more “Moroccan” than when living in their place of origin. Perhaps a latent response to their deracination, the assertion of one’s Moroccanness—the belief in being connected to the country that was home to an ancient Jewish population under the protective wings of a dynasty that goes

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Maud Kozodoy

prefatorial conventions could already be seen directly transferred to Jewish prose literature written in Arabic, like the Book of Beliefs and Opinions by Seʿadya Gaʾon (882–942) and, in the eleventh century, Baḥya ibn Paquda’s Duties of the Heart . 13 Beginning in the twelfth century, some texts written