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<i>Cherem</i> in Amsterdam

Steven Nadler

in Spinoza's Heresy

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780199247073
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598074 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199247072.003.0001
 Cherem in Amsterdam

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Examines Spinoza's ban or excommunication (cherem) and its historical and religious context. The cherem issued against Spinoza, the most extreme and vitriolic in the Amsterdam Jewish community's history, is compared with other bans issued by the congregation's leaders.

Keywords: Amsterdam; cherem; excommunication; Jewish community; Judaism; Spinoza

Chapter.  5739 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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