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Magda Teter

Magda Teter

Magda Teter is a Professor of History and the Shvidler Chair in ­Judaic Studies at Fordham. She is the author, most recently, of Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth.
 (April 2021)

When Poverty Became Profane

Two recent books, by Debra Kaplan and Natan Meir, examine poverty and charity in European Jewish communities, looking at how a marginalized minority dealt with the problems of destitution and social welfare during periods of rapid change.

The Patrons and Their Poor: Jewish Community and Public Charity in Early Modern Germany

by Debra Kaplan

Stepchildren of the Shtetl: The Destitute, Disabled, and Mad of Jewish Eastern Europe, 1800–1939

by Natan M. Meir

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