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Castilian Conversas at Work

Renée Levine Melammed

in Heretics or Daughters of Israel?

Published in print February 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151671
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849215 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151671.003.0005
Castilian Conversas at Work

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This chapter discusses the work of crypto-Jewish woman which on the whole was composed of what is categorized as domestic work that provided the only Jewish-style framework for the women and their families. Jewish law imposed a great deal of work for the judaizing woman, divided according to legal or halachic categories. Observance of the Sabbath required extensive labor every week; the preparation necessary for Passover was probably the finest example of intensive domestic labor that was not only thorough but thoroughly exhausting.

Keywords: crypto-Jewish; Jewish law; legal; halachic; Sabbath; Passover

Chapter.  11135 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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