This Day in Jewish History 1116: A Great Thinker Converts and Then Turns on the Jews

Moses Sephardi, aka Petrus Alfonsi, wrote the infamous 'Dialogues against the Jews' and fanned the fires of medieval anti-Semitism.

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On June 29, 1116 the astronomer, physician and philosopher Moses Sephardi entered the cathedral in Huesca, in what is today the Spanish province of Aragon, as a Jew and emerged as a Christian. In his new...