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Another ModernityElia Benamozegh's Jewish Universalism$
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Clémence Boulouque

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781503612006

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9781503612006.001.0001

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The Moroccan World of a Livornese Jew

The Moroccan World of a Livornese Jew

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(p.17) Chapter 1 The Moroccan World of a Livornese Jew
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Another Modernity
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Clémence Boulouque

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503612006.003.0002

Chapter 1 explores how the fortunes of Livorno, Benamozegh’s place of birth and of lifelong residence, where his parents had settled after leaving Morocco, shaped his understanding of diversity, his assertive engagement with the Christian world, and his feeling of alienation from a place once vibrant, but by his time relegated to the commercial and intellectual margins of Europe. His Moroccan background exemplifies the importance of commercial and rabbinic networks in the Mediterranean and accounts for his view of Kabbalah as an essential part of the Jewish tradition in an age when it had generally fallen out of favor among the enlightened figures of Judaism.

Keywords:   Livorno, port city, Morocco, Kabbalah, networks

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