By Jonathan S. Ray
Honorary point out for the 2014 Medieval and Early sleek Jewish historical past part publication award awarded through the organization for Jewish Studies
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12 Rather than see it as a forced act of persecution, many Jews saw the converts’ choice as voluntary and condemned them as unfaithful and adulterous. Writing on the conversions of the Castilian notables Abraham Seneor and Meir Melamed, one chronicler noted with bitterness: “They were not forced by might or by force or a strong arm. ”13 Such harsh judgments arose out of quite understandable feelings of bitterness. Unfortunately, they also tend to eclipse the very real practical dilemmas confronting Spanish Jewry at the time.
The provincial worldview of most Iberian Jews began to fade over the course of the fifteenth century, as small groups of émigrés joined the longdistance merchants in the Mediterranean. Compared to the waves of Jews and Conversos who left Iberia after 1492, the number who fled the region in the century following 1391 was relatively small, a difference that greatly facilitated the task of resettlement. Some of these émigrés reached as far as the eastern Mediterranean, settling among the Romaniot (Greek-speaking) Jews of Anatolia and the Balkans, and rapidly integrated into the local communities there.
Perhaps chief among these was the amorphous structure of the Jewish community. Hispano-Jewish society was characterized by a loose association of local polities that were themselves riven by internal fissures among various factions and families. These tensions and mutual suspicions also pervaded the relationships among the rabbinic elite, popular preachers, and the general Jewish populace that both groups sought to guide. Although various factions contended for the leadership of Iberia’s Jewish communities throughout the late medieval period, no single group emerged as the primary authority.