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Obj. ID: 40357
Jewish printed books
  Ensena a pecadores, Amsterdam, 1666

© Gross Family Collection, Photographer: Unknown,

This text was prepared by William Gross:

The beginning of the Jewish community in Amsterdam is rooted in the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions at the end of the 16th century. During this period, many of the large number of Jews whose ancestors had been forcibly converted almost one hundred years earlier and labeled "New Christians" were being hounded and accused of heresies. Some of these chose to leave and found a friendly refuge in the Protestant city of Amsterdam. As more and more of them arrived and sought to return to their Jewish roots, the need arose for fundamental Jewish texts that would be comprehensible to an audience ignorant of Hebrew. Shabtai Zvi - group bound.


This is a book in Spanish, translating to "A Lesson for Sinners". It includes the Confessional in Spanish as well.
88 pp.
It is group bound with B.52 and B.2567 in a fine contemporary leather binding with clasps.

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