Marking 630 Years after the Massacre of the Jews of Barcelona
In 1391, during the great persecutions which began at Seville and spread over all Jewish communities of Spain, the community of Barcelona was destroyed. Three days after the massacre at Palma in Majorca, on Saturday, August 5, 1391, on the feast of...
Eighth Annual Commemoration of Largest Mass Arrest of Rabbis at Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront draws an unexpected crowd.
The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society’s Eighth Annual Commemoration of the largest mass arrest of Rabbis in US History took place outdoors at the Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront on the 57th anniversary of the original event. On June...
Joseph Seligman and the Question of Jews in Hotels such as St. Augustine’s Ponce de Leon Hotel
On this day, June 13, 1877: Joseph Seligman, the famous New York financier arrived at the Grand Union Hotel in Saratoga Springs, NY, as he had every summer for the past ten years. When he asked for his rooms the manager told Seligman that “he was...
Marking the 566th Anniversary of the Canonization of Vincent Ferrer!
On this day, June 3, 1455: Pope Calixtus III canonized Vincent Ferrer, the Dominican friar who converted thousands of Jews to Christianity with threats of violence and the actual incitement of mobs in a variety of places including Toledo and...
Today would have been James Earl Chaney’s 78th birthday. Why it matters!
Today, May 30, 2021 would have been James Earl Chaney's 78th birthday. But James Earl Chaney (May 30, 1943 – June 21, 1964) was one of three Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) field/social workers killed in Philadelphia, Mississippi, by members of...
On this day, May 26, 1135, Alfonso VII of León and Castile was crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as Imperator totius Hispaniae, “Emperor of all of Spain”
On May 26, 1135: Alfonso VII of León and Castile was crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as Imperator totius Hispaniae, "Emperor of all of Spain". At the start of his reign he curtailed “the rights and liberties which his father had granted the Jews....
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