This Day in Jewish History Anti-Jewish Rioting Begins in Seville

The seeds of the Inquisition are sown on this day in 1391 when a fiery preacher in Seville, Spain incited months of violence against the city's Jews.

On March 15, 1391, anti-Jewish rioting broke out in Seville, Spain, initiating a cycle of violence and open hatred toward the Jews of Castile that culminated a century later in the Inquisition.