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Howard Tzvi Adelman

Selected Publications

Selected Representative Publications

  • Jewish Marriage Negotiations in Early Modern Italy: For Love and Money (New York: Routledge Research in Early Modern History, 2018)
  • Modena, Leon, The Autobiography of a Seventeenth-Century Venetian Rabbi: Leon Modena’s Life of Judah,  Mark  Cohen, ed. and tr. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988, “Leon Modena: The Man and the Autobiography,” pp. 19-49;  “Historical Notes,” (with Benjamin Ravid), pp. 181-278   
  •  “Leon Modena, Sarra Copia Sullam, and L’Accademia degli Incogniti,”  in Venice, the Jews, and Europe (Venice: Marsilio, 2016), pp. 310-313 (also in Italian edition)
  • “Criticism and Tradition: Leon Modena, Azariah de’Rossi, and Elijah Levita Bahur on Kabbalah and the Hebrew Vowels,” in History, Memory, and Jewish Identity, Ira Robinson, Naftali S. Cohen, Lorenzo D’Tommaso, eds (Brighton: Academic Studies Press, 2015), pp. 147-171
  • “The Venetian Identities of Beatrice and Brianda de Luna,” Nashim 25 (2013): 10-19
  • “A Rabbi Reads the Qur’an in the Venetian Ghetto,” Jewish History 26:1-2 (2012):125-37
  • Review Article: No Debate: The Israel Lobby and Freedom of Speech at Canadian Universities, by Jon Thompson, Queen’s Law Journal 37:2 (2012): 731-749
  • “Reflections on Jewish Studies, Twenty Years Later,” Perspectives, Association for Jewish Studies, Spring, 2008, pp. 46-48
  • “Virginity: Women’s Body as a State of Mind:  Destiny becomes Biology,” The Jewish Body in the Early Modern Period, eds, M. Diemling and G. Veltri (Brill, 2008), pp. 179-213
  • “Germany as a Museum of Jewish History and a Laboratory for Jewish Christian Relations,”  Textures and Meanings: Thirty Years of Judaic Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Leonard H. Ehrlich et al, eds.
  • “Self, Other, and Community:  Jewish Women’s Autobiography,” Nashim 7 (2004): 116-127
  • “Po vesham:  hora-at limudei ha-ishah be-artzot haberit uva-aretz,” [Here and There: Teaching Women’s Studies in the United States and in Israel] Harimi vakoah kolekh:  al kolot nashiim ufarshanut feministit belimudei hayahdut] Raise up your voice with strength: on the voices of woman and feminist interpretation in Jewish Studies],  Rinah Levine Melammed, ed. (Yediot Aharonot, 2001): 169-174
  •  “Korbanot betoldot am yisrael [Sacrifice in Jewish History],” Ma-of uma-aseh 6 (2000): 161-182

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