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The document “Martin Luther and the Jews,” starts off talking about the monk and scholar, Martin Luther, who initiated the protestant revolution in 1517. Martin Luther was initially sympathetic to the Jews in his hopes to induce and convert them to protestantism. However, after the Jews did not agree to convert Martin Luther began to dislike them. He wrote aseries of anti Jewish essays which serve as a commonly quoted source of modern anti semitic views. Martin Luther starts off his essays talking about how the Christians abuse the Jews, “for they have dealt with the Jews as if they were dogs and not human beings.” Martin Luther then continues to talk about his plan to induce the Jews so that they will “become real Christians and come back to the ancestral faith of the prophets and the patriarch.” In his second essay, Martin Luther reacts to the Jews unwillingness to convert and
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speculates what the Christians should do about it. He talks about how their “synagogues or
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