This Week in Jewish History

March 4, 2013 – March 10, 2013

March 4
Jews of Lubeck, Germany, were expelled, 1699.
Austrian Jews granted equal civil and political rights, 1849.
First permanent Government of Israel assumed office, 1949.

March 6
Napoleon captured the city of Jaffa, 1799.
The Nazis forbid Jewish physicians from treating “Aryans” and vice-versa, 1940.

March 9
The Pope orders the burning of the Talmud, 1244.

March 10
Jews were excluded from public office in the Roman Empire, 418.
The Knesset passed the “Who is a Jew?” bill, 1970.