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1749: A Polish Count Is Burned at the Stake, Maybe

The tale of the Jewish convert Count Valentine Potocki could be for real, or a byproduct of the struggle between 18th-century Jewish sects.

David B. Green
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A statue of the Vilna Gaon by the house where the rabbi used to live, in Vilnius. The Vilna Gaon is sai dto hav ebeen a "fan" of Count Potocki, though there is some doubt as to whether the purported convert to Judaism ever existed.
A statue of the Vilna Gaon by the house where the rabbi used to live. Credit: Moshe Gilad
David B. Green

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