Although many of the remarkable developments in 18th-century Jewish life were set within the boundaries of Europe and Ashkenazi Jewry, so much was happening beyond this region.
In this fascinating podcast episode, David explores some of the most remarkable events, personalities, and contributions of Jews in the Sephardic communities of the 1700s, centred in the:
- Ottoman Empire
- Land of Israel.
In doing so, he discusses:
- Yehudah HaChasid
- Avraham Revigo
- R. Emmanuel Chai Rikki
- R. Chayim Abulafia
- R. Chayim ibn Attar, the Or Hachayim
- R. Shalom Shar’abi, the Rashash.
He also relays stories of some of the most notable emissaries from the Land of Israel to the diaspora, including:
- R. Haim Yosef David Azulai ben Yitzhak Zerachia, the Hida
- R. Moshe Malchi
- R. Raphael Carigal.
The lecture also considers developments in the “new world”, including:
In the Americas –
- Francis Salvador
- Haym Salomon
and in the colony of New South Wales, which was to become part of Australia –
- Esther Abrahams
- Joseph Samuel.
David concludes the lecture by returning to Europe in the final years of the 18th century to look at the enormous changes happening across the continent and their implications for Jewish life in the coming century.
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