I am delighted to post this contribution from Dr. Simon Mayers,a researcher and historian with research interests in Anglo-Jewish history, the history of religious anti-Judaism, and the development and transmission of religious ideas and discourses. His blog is here .
Watercolor by Josef Kriehuber
(1800-1876) from 1860
Repro Wikipedia and JW Nagl – J. Zeidler, Deutsch-Österreichische Literaturgeschichte: ein Handbuch zur Geschichte der deutschen Dichtung in Österreich-Ungarn, Dritter Band, Von 1848 bis 1890 (1930) p. 255
Johann Veith was one of the most popular and best known Jewish converts to Catholicism in the 19th century. The Jewish Chronicle mentions him as a particular example of Jews who become Christians, and calls for a history to be written about them. This post provides something of an answer:
How a Jew Found Truth? – Johann Emanuel Veith and the Accusation of Jewish Scriptural Tampering
On 23 March 1894, a short article entitled “How a Jew Found Truth”…
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