Jonathan Schorsch


Department of Religion

Columbia University

617 Kent Hall, MC 3949

1140 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10027


            (212) 854-0048




Jews, Judaism, Blacks and Christianity in the Early Modern Iberian World. Boston (?): Brill, forthcoming.


Jews and Blacks in the Early Modern World. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.


“Cristãos-novos, judaísmo, negros e cristianismo nos primórdios do mundo atlântico moderno: uma visão segundo fontes inquisitoriais,” in Diálogos e diferenças no advento do mundo transatlântico: missionários, indios, negros e judeus, ed. Lúcia Costigan (Minas Gerais, Brazil: PUC-Minas, forthcoming).


“Blacks, Jews and the Racial Imagination in the Writings of Sephardim in the Long Seventeenth Century,” Jewish History (Haifa University) 17,3 (Winter 2003), special issue on Jews and Race.


Book Review. Esther Benbassa and Aron Rodrigue. Sephardi Jewry: A History of the Judeo-Spanish Community, 14th-20th Centuries. Berkeley; University of California Press, 2000 (orig. 1993). In Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 36,2 (Winter 2002).


“Transformations in the Manumission of Slaves by Jews from East to West: Pressures from the Atlantic Slave System.” In From Slavery to Freedom: Manumission in the Atlantic World. Ed. Jack P. Greene, Rosemary Brana-Shute and Randy J. Sparks. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, forthcoming.


Book Review. The Jews and the Expansion of Europe to the West, 1450-1800. Edited by Paolo Bernardini and Norman Fiering. European Expansion & Global Interaction, Vol. 2. New York: Berghahn Books, 2001. American Jewish History 89, no. 3 (September 2001): 305-307.


“Portmanteau Jews: Sephardim and Race in the Early Modern Atlantic World,” Jewish Culture and History 4, no. 2 (Southampton University; Winter 2001): 59-74. Special issue on Port Jews: Jewish Communities in Cosmopolitan Maritime Trading Centres, 1550-1950.


“American Jewish Historians, Colonial Jews and Blacks, and the Limits of Wissenschaft: A Critical Review,” Jewish Social Studies 6, no. 2  (Winter 2000): 102-132.


Book Review. Eli Faber. Jews, Slaves, and the Slave Trade: Setting the Record Straight. New York/London: New York University Press, 1998. In New West Indian Guide/Nieuwe West-Indische Gids 74, nos. 3 & 4 (2000): 323-326.




“A Passover in Majorca.” In European Judaism (London, June 2002)  -- reportage based on a personal trip; history of the local conversos or chuetas.


Book Review. André Aciman. False Papers: Essays on Exile and Memory. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000. In Tikkun magazine (May/June 2001).


“Israeli Cable Radio Faces Only West.” In News and Views, an electronic journal of Ivri-Nasawi (New Association of Sephardi/Mizrahi Artists and Writers International), Oct. 16, 2000.


“Making Judaism Cool.” In Tikkun magazine (March/April 2000) -- review essay of new “radical” Jewish music and culture.




* an essay on the unusual and colorful life and career Rabbi Abraham Gabay Yzidro


* an essay on a previously untreated Jewish source about the children sent to Sao Tome in 1497


* a review essay on the work of the late Elias Lipiner


* a review essay on the spate of recent Sephardic autobiographies