Posts Tagged ‘ england ’

When King Henry VIII Bribed the Rabbis

January 3, 2014
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King Henry

In 1527, King Henry VIII was desperate to divorce his first wife, Catharine of Aragon. So when his Catholic advisors denied him annulment, Henry sent messengers to the Jewish community in Italy, instead, hoping that a little money might win them over to his side. (He would have asked England’s Jews…

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The First Jewish Boxer

August 1, 2013
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mendoza2

Many of us know that Jews were a significant presence in the boxing world from the 1920s…

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The Excommunicated City

May 31, 2012
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the excommunicated city

The city of York, England, is a vacation spot where Londoners like to spend long weekends, enjoying…

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