Monday, November 09, 2009

A Jewish lawyer graduates in 1791

Here's a report from 1791 about a Jew named Raphael Joel graduating with law degree from Fordham the University of Prague.

And a little more context concerning how this came about:

And to give some more context, in December of 1744 it was decreed that the Jews of Prague would be expelled in six weeks. Here's a translation of that decree from 1745:

What sort of Jewish community was in Prague when it was so cruelly disrupted? Here's a report from 1738:

I think the real number might have been more like 8000.

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