Friday, August 20, 2010

Jews Who Live in Stone Houses Shouldn't Throw Glass

by J J Cohen

OK, that was one of my patented nonsense aphorisms, but this post is meant to direct you to something smart: a short piece on the myth of Jews inhabiting stone houses in the Middle Ages. It strikes me that one reason we often assume surviving houses built of stone to be the dwellings of Jews is because we want so much to be able to discern Jewish survival.

1 comment:

Sara said...

A (non-medieval) stone house,