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20 July 1263 Disputation in Barcelona between Nahmanides and Paulo Cristiani #otdimjh

Less than twenty- five years elapsed from the date of Donin’ s dispute with R. Jehiel before a second Disputation took place, this time between the convert Pablo Christiani and the famous R. Nahmanides in the presence of James I … Continue reading

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26 May 2014 “Debating Conversion in Different Historical Contexts” Conference focuses on Jewish Conversion to Christianity #otdimjh

Here are the details of this most interesting conference. The array of topics selected, the international gathering of scholars, and the focus on the topic of Jewish ‘conversion’ to Christianity, mean that the papers, when published in book form, will … Continue reading

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3 March 1240 Confiscation and burning of the Talmud in Paris at instigation of Nicholas Donin #otdimjh

Around 1236, shortly after his conversion to Roman Catholicism, Nicholas Donin of La Rochelle, pressed charges against the Talmud to Pope Gregory IX. According to Donin, the Talmud claims greater authority than the Bible, it blasphemes against God, Jesus and … Continue reading

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7 February 1413 Joshua HaLorki launches the Tortosa Disputation #otdimjh #onthisda

Bernstein waxes lyrical and gives an uncritical account of this infamous disputation and its consequences: Joshua Halorki was born in Spain in the latter part of the fourteenth century, at Lorca, in Murcia. He early distinguished himself as a subtle … Continue reading

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2 February 1208 Birth of James 1 of Aragon, convenor of the 1264 Disputation between Nachmanides and Pablo Christiani #otdimjh #onthisday

James I (2 February 1208 – 27 July 1276) was King of Aragon, Valencia and Majorca, Count of Barcelona and Lord of Montpellier from 1213 to 1276. His long reign saw the expansion of the House of Aragón on all … Continue reading

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#otdimjh 12 November 1414 Longest Medieval Disputation at Tortosa ends with memorandum of Rabbi Astruc

Haim Beinart writes in Encyclopedia Judaica: The disputation held in Tortosa, in 1413–14 was the most important and longest of the Christian-Jewish disputations which were forced upon the Jews during the Middle Ages. It was apparently prompted by Gerónimo de Santa Fé (the … Continue reading

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