Social Relations

Robert Liberles

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This chapter shows that although residential and economic factors brought Jews into continual contact with Christians, Jews maintained most of their social relations with other Jews. Spare time activity and social relations may have been at a premium and are among the least researched spheres of Jewish daily life, but this should not imply that Jews did not enjoy leisure activities. Many males studied in their spare time. They also occasionally gambled, drank, and traveled together. Some males joined societies that provided companionship, and in a few communities, women formed such societies as well. Usually Jews and Christians encountered each other primarily in business, but some maintained sporadic casual relations as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199871346
ISBN (Print)9780195171648
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • Christians
  • German jews
  • Germany
  • Social relationships

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (all)


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