osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,

On This Day 520 Years Ago, The Edict of Alhambra Was Given Effect

"Expel us, drive us from this land that we cherish no less than you do. But we shall remember you, King and Queen of Spain, as our Holy Books remember those who sought our harm. We Jews shall haunt your accomplishments on the pages of history... and the memories of our sufferings will inflict greater damage upon your name that anything you can ever hope to do to us.

"We shall remember you and your vile Edict of Expulsion forever."

-- R' Isaac Abarbanel, in his letter responding to the Edict of Alhambra, and the exemption offered hum by Ferdinand and Isabella

Read both the Edict of Expulsion and R' Abarbanel's response here:

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