This Day in Jewish History / Rabbi Hayim Reizes of Lemberg Is Burned at the Stake

The rabbi and his brother, leaders of the local Jewish community, were falsely accused of luring a Jewish apostate to abandon his newfound Christianity.

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On May 13, 1728, Rabbi Hayim Reizes, of Lwow, Poland (Yiddish: Lemberg; today Lviv, Ukraine), was tortured, killed and then burned at the stake after being convicted, along with his brother Yehoshua, of luring...