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Pinkasim
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Pinkasim (Hebr. pinkasim, short for pinkase kahal) are record books that were widely used in Ashkenazi communities, especially in the early modern era. In the pinkasim, the councils (kahal) of autonomous Jewish community administrations recorded statutes, rules, and decrees regarding Jewish everyday life. The documentation of the regulations regarding primarily secular community matters were of great legal importance for the internal…

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Litt, Stefan, “Pinkasim”, 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 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0632>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116



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