Crafts
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In the Middle Ages and modern times, crafts were a significant Jewish field of employment. The handicrafts practiced by Jews were in part related to the requirements of Jewish religious requirements, the observance of which required Jewish produced or provided goods or services. Under Muslim rule, Jews were free to engage in crafts and led in some trades. In Christian Europe, Jewish craftsme…

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Silber, Marcos, “Crafts”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 18 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0293>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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