Feb. 4, 1738- Yosef b. Yissochor Suesskind Oppenheimer, a court Jew and financial expert, was executed in Vienna. His death is but one example of many "court Jews" whose financial expertise was valued and used by nobility, who were able to use their high positions to improve conditions for their fellow Jews, and who, when they fell out of favor, were summarily executed.

 

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Yom Sh'lishi, 3 Elul, 5778

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

 

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