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Rightaroundthe time when a son was born to Zaremba,news began to spreadthat the son of the noblemanPotocki had disappearedafter studying in Rome. Zarembabecame depressedbecause he knew he had brokenhis promise. So he decided to go to Amsterdam. Zaremba'swife and theiryoung son went along, not knowingthe purposeof the trip. "'19They asked for more money from 15. "The Polish text implies that the ban was issued against Christiansstudyingthe text. Kraszewski,Wilno, 174. On the Talmudin early modernCatholicthought,see, for example, KennethR.

Komissiia dlia razboradrevnikhaktov (Kiev: 1859-), 1/5: 268-70. 5' At the same time, anotherwoman, MarynaDawidowaof Vitebsk, a town in the easternterritoriesof present-dayBelarus,was also triedandconvictedof apostasy in Dubno. As she testified duringher trial,she had receivedhelp fromJews until she reachedthe town of Dubno. In Dubno, she was arrestedfor apostasy,but it is not knownwho denouncedher. "53She was torturedbut maintainedher stance.

10. StanislawObirek,Jezuici w RzeczpospolitejObojgaNarodcw 1564-1668 (Cracow:Wydzial Filozoficzny TowarzystwaJezusowego, 1996), 77. The word in the Hebrewtext is akademie. 11. Translatedinto Polish as namiot, and in Hebrew,it is referredto as sukkah. 12. Hebrewtext: bavli and in Polish it is referredonly as a book. 13. Ha-Rav in the Hebrewtext and "rabin"in the Polish text. 14. "Kraszewski, Wilno,174. 15 The two young noblemenasked whetherhe would teach the Talmudto them and offered a lot of money for the lessons.

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