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What is the Jewish Diaspora?

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Diaspora
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THE

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THE

INCREDIBLE

STORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE



WHAT WAS THE EFFECT OF THE DIASPORA?

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The Babylonian Exile between 588 and 586 B.C. saw the 10 tribes of Israel relocated to other parts of the Babylonian Empire. This brought a significant changes to the way Judaism was practiced.   The end of the Jewish revolt against the Romans saw the destruction of Jerusalem, the Second Temple and the exile of most Jews from Judea.  This meant

FINDING OUT WHAT HAPPENED

What happened varies between countries.  To find out go to Countries  then click on the Country you require. As examples the timeline below shows what happened in USA  and Britain.























































































BRITAIN,
JEWISH HISTORY TIMELINE
EXPULSION, READMISSION AND AFTER

Jewish Historical Society of England


Date

 Event

Before 1066

 No real evidence of presence of Jews in Britain

Late 11th Century

William the Conqueror brought Jews from Rouen to London

1093c.

 Important disputation between Gilbert Crispin (Abbott of Westminster) and a Jew

12th Century

First Charter of Protection to Jews in England

Wednesday March 01 1144

William of Norwich, the first Ritual Murder charge against Jews in the medieval period

1158

Ibn Ezra visits London

March 1167 or 1168

Harold of Gloucester ritual murder charge.

1177

Jews of England had to use the burial ground in London, but in 1177 were permitted to purchase burial grounds outside any city where they lived

1181

Jews forbidden to hold Arms

 1183c

First Arch Presbyter of the Jews appointed

1186

 Death of Aaron of Lincoln who was considered one of the wealthiest men in England

3 SaS16/17 March, 1190

Massacre in York

Late 1194

First steps towards establishment of the Exchequer of the Jews

Tuesday April 10 1201

King John confirms Charter of the Jews. It cost them 4,000 marks

Monday November 01 1210

Unprecedented Tallage on Jews

Monday June 15 1215

 Magna Carta. Two clauses concern debts due to Jews

Friday March 30 1218

Jewish badge introduced, only strictly enforced after 1253

1231

Jews expelled from Leicester. This proved to be the start of a host of expulsions from various cities and towns

Friday January 16 1232

 Domus Conversorum established in London

Friday January 31 1253

Restrictive measures against Jews

Sunday August 01 1255

 Hugh of Lincoln ritual murder charge

Tuesday April 01 1264

Attack on the Jewry in London and elsewhere

Sunday November 24 1275

 Statute of the Jewry

1279

Jews ordered to attend sermons delivered by Dominican Friars

Tuesday July 18 1290

 Edict expelling Jews

1290 -1656

The period between the expulsion of the Jews in 1290 and their readmission in 1656 is generally called ‘The Middle Period’. Although there was no Jewish community during this period, Jews visited Britain from time to time for various reasons and some Marranos established themselves in Britain for periods of time

Sunday October 31 1655

Humble address from Menasseh ben Israel to Oliver Cromwell. A fortnight later on 13 November he submitted a petition for the readmission of Jews to England

Wednesday December 01 1655

 Whitehall Conference to discuss the petition. Dissolved by Cromwell before it reached a decision

1656

Although no formal agreement on readmission, Jewish residents of London began living openly as Jews

Friday December 01 1656

First Synagogue established after Readmission

Thursday February 01 1657

First Cemetery acquired in Mile End

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