RLG100Y1 Lecture #10 - RLG100Y1 Lecture Notes Oct. 18th,...

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RLG100Y1 Lecture Notes Oct. 18th, 2010 Middle Ages (1000-1500CE) -> Trend of increasing marginalisation of Jewish communities in Europe Jews became scapegoats for social issues Conflict between Judaism and Christianity 14th century -> Bubonic Plague o Jews became ghettoised - community confined in walled villages; Jewish hygiene practices and confinement made the Jewish community less effected by plague, thus Jews were blamed for the outbreak o Widespread superstitions regarding Jews o Jews began being persecuted; widespread fear of Jews and these superstitions; whole ghettos burned o When traveling outside of ghettos, Jews made to wear the Star of David; curfews implemented for Jews Protestant reformation helped to improve Jewish-Christian relations o Martin Luther - prominent Jewish German - expressed appreciation for the Jewish people; posited that, because Christ was born a Jew, he belonged more to the Jews than to Christians; argued Christians should act less based on the laws of the Pope
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course RLG 100 taught by Professor Pearly during the Fall '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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RLG100Y1 Lecture #10 - RLG100Y1 Lecture Notes Oct. 18th,...

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