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See The Massoreth Ha-Massoreth of Elias Levita, Being an Explanation of the Massoretic Notes of the Hebrew Bible, trans. Christian D. , New York: KTAV, 1968), 96–98. See also Zelda Kahan Newman, “Elye Levita: A Man and his Book on the Cusp of Modernity,” Shofar 24/4 (2006): 90–109. 61 Michael Toch, “Aspects of Stratification of Early Modern German Jewry: Population History and Village Jews,” in: In and Out of the Ghetto: Jewish-Gentile Relations in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany, ed. R.

But his skill as a Talmudist was extraordinary, and such as only a Jew who has been trained since childhood can attain. Therefore the efforts of our Christians are certainly vain. 71 In Italy, by contrast, there were Jews who had learned Latin and were familiar with the pedagogy of classical languages, and so were able to tailor their lessons accordingly. Abraham de Balmes, Obadiah Sforno, and Jacob Martino all had completed medical degrees, as had the baptized Jews Matthias Adrianus, Paulus Ricius, and Paul Weidner.

83 Both Marburg and Heidelberg were, at times, Reformed and Lutheran, and Heidelberg University briefly reverted to Catholicism from 1629 to 1631, during the Thirty Years War. The smallish French Reformed academies also lived uncertain institutional lives under Catholic rule. 84 After the death of Henry VIII in 1547, England was briefly Protestant under the rule of the regents of King Edward VI (1547–1553), then Catholic under Queen Mary I (1553–1558), and finally Protestant again under Queen Elizabeth I.

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