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Tiferet Bahurim: A Work On Household Management

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The concrete expression of intra-familial balance is "honor," a crucial facet of Jewish life in early modern Italy. Honor is a highly significant cultural mechanism in urban life in Italy, well documented since the early Renaissance and the early modern period, which exposes the individual - particularly the man - to public judgment and determines his value according to his image in the eyes of others. The household's honor thus implies defining the balance of power between husband and wife and ensuring her status in the family's inner circle. Hebrew dealing, inter alia, with various aspects of household management. The spirit of pietism, as well as the ritual innovations of Musar literature and the instructions that derive from it, pervade the work. The deliberate sense of cultural innovation is distinctly related to early modern Italy and, specifically, to the main kabbalistic figures and the secondary circles that spread the popular message.

Keywords: cultural innovation; early modern Italy; household management; Musar literature



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