Jewish Life in the Holy Land Under The Ottoman Turks, 1517-1918
How did the Jews live in the Holy Land under four centuries of Ottoman domination? In this thoroughly documented study, Renée Neher-Bernheim brings back to life the heterogeneous and lively world of Ashkenazim and Sephardim mingling in the midst of problems. Neher-Bernheim takes us through the golden age of Safed, the collapse of relations with the Turks, and the various sides of religious life. From the Ottoman conquest to World War I, La vie juive en Terre sainte recounts political battles from Europe to Asia, the constant flow of immigrants, the daily life of communities, the precarious existence of people and the permanence of their dreams. Neher-Bernheim also narrates incredible destinies, such as that of Doña Gracia Mendès, Joseph Nassi, and the false Messiah, Sabbataï Tsevi.
Renée Neher-Bernheim : A historian, Renée Neher-Bernheim taught for twenty years at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She now dedicates her life to research and writing. She is the author of Histoire biblique du peuple d’Israel (Adrien Maisonneuve, 1996), La Déclaration Balfour (Julliard, 1969), Jérusalem, 3 millénaires d’histoire (Albin Michel, 1997) and Histoire juive, faits et documents, de la Renaissance à nos jours (Klincksieck, 1971-74).