a guest post by Mr. Cohen
Quick historical quotes about about anti-Semitism that many
people forgot, listed in approximate chronological order.
Lest we forget why Jews need their own land, and army, and state.
In any case, on June 4, 1391, the Jewish community of Seville was destroyed by a mob that stormed the Jewish sectors and burned the synagogues.
“Moreover, if it was piety and deep religious conviction which motivated the men of the Inquisition, it was a religious faith that paid handsomely. Every conviction meant not simply heretics punished or reconciled but fortunes confiscated. And the proceeds filled not only the coffers of the state but the treasures of the Grand Inquisitors as well.
Many multimillionaires, even by today’s standards, either died at the stake or in the dungeons.
Others were released with minor punishment.
“In [year] 1670 [CE], because the Queen of Austria suffered several miscarriages,
the whole Jewish community was expelled.”
“In a glass case [in the home of Franz von Mendelssohn] were the famous
white porcelain monkeys which every Jew had been forced to buy at exorbitant
prices in the middle of the 18th century to finance the Prussian porcelain industry
then being established by Frederick the Great [born 1712, died 1782].”
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