This Day in Jewish History 1668: Pope Puts a Stop to Rome's Sadistic 'Jews Race'

Less motivated by concern for the naked runners, Clement IX felt the contest wasn't 'convenient' enough.

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On January 28, 1668, Pope Clement IX declared the discontinuation of the Jews’ Race, held each year in Rome as part of the Carnival celebrations leading up to Lent. The origins of this running competition...