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29 September 1843 Pope Gregory XVI Orders Inquiry on Jews Employing Christians in the Ghetto #otdimjh

Pope Gregory XVI orders an inquiry into reports that Jews are employing Christians in certain ghettos. The Holy Office finds that papal edicts on the matter are being ignored and offers a “compromise” of “tolerance” [article by Austin Cline]. Jews … Continue reading

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20 August 1826 Pope Leo XII Forbids Jews Leaving Ghetto in Rome Without Written Permission #otdimjh

A new edict from Pope Leo XII forbids Jews from leaving their ghetto in Rome without a written permit from the Criminal Tribunal [from skepticism.org] While outside the ghetto, Jews are forbidden from speaking in a “familiar way” with Christians. … Continue reading

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12/14 July 1555 Papal Bull “Cum Nimis Absurdum” establishes Roman Ghetto and revokes Jewish community rights #otdimjh

Cum nimis absurdum was a papal bull issued by Pope Paul IV dated 12 July 1555. It takes its name from its first words: “Since it is absurd and utterly inconvenient that the Jews, who through their own fault were … Continue reading

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21 March 1694 Death of Shim’on Abilis and murder charges brought against his father #otdimjh

Seventeenth century Prague was not an easy place for the Jewish people. Confined to the ghetto, under pressure from the counter-reformation and oppressive imperial power, pressure to ‘convert’ was brought on them. This curious and variously interpreted incident sheds light … Continue reading

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