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Burning of the Talmud in Europe


A Jewish apostate sent to the Pope claims that the Talmud criticizes Christian figures and contains immoral stories. The Pope arranged a debate between the apostate and four rabbanim. Despite the rabbanim's arguments, the Talmud was condemned, and two years later, copies of the Talmud and other sefarim were publicly burned. The loss was marked by an annual fast day in many European communities.

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By various - Scanned by Ladislav Faigl., Public Domain,

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