This Day in Jewish History 1491: Jews Burned at Stake in Spain After ‘anti-Christian Sorcery’

Their execution in the bizarre ‘Holy Child of La Guardia’ case was the precursor for expelling all Jews from Spain in 1492.

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1491, nine men – six New Christians (converted Jews) and three Jews – were burned at the stake in Avila, in the province of Castile, Spain. All nine had been convicted of involvement in the kidnapping and...