Magda Teter

Chuck Fishman

Magda Teter

Magda Teter is a Professor of History and the Shvidler Chair in Judaic Studies at Fordham. She is the author of several books, most recently Christian Supremacy: Reckoning with the Roots of Antisemitism and Racism. (December 2023)

Reckoning with a Troubled Past

Reckoning with a Troubled Past

Two European museum exhibitions made good-faith efforts to bear witness to their towns’ early libels against Jews, while not always avoiding the pitfalls of historically loaded discourse.

L’invenzione del colpevole: Il “caso” di Simonino da Trento, dalla propaganda alla storia [The Invention of the Culprit: The Case of Little Simon of Trento from Propaganda to History]

an exhibition at the Tridentine Diocesan Museum, Trent, Italy, December 13, 2019–September 14, 2020

Nieobecni—Z Dziejów Społeczności Żydowskiej w Sandomierzu [The Absent: The History of the Jewish Community in Sandomierz]

an exhibition at the Regional Museum in Sandomierz, Poland, October 23, 2020–April 2, 2021

March 23, 2023 issue

When Poverty Became Profane

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

April 29, 2021 issue

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