16 March 1190 Jews of York Massacred #otdimjh


On This Day In Messianic Jewish History

16 March 1190 York’s Clifford Tower masacre – worst antisemitic attack in the UK #otdimjh

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At the foot of Clifford’s Tower a plaque marks the darkest chapter in the history of York’s Jewish community. The plaque reads:

On the night of Friday 16th March 1190 some 150 Jews and Jewesses of York, having sought protection in the Royal Castle on this site from a mob incited by Richard Malebisse and others chose to die at each other’s hands rather than renounce their faith.(Isaiah XLII:12 )

ישימו ליהוה כבוד ותהלתו באיים יגידו

Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands

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On March 16th 1190 a wave of anti-Semitic riots culminated in the massacre of an estimated 150 Jews – the entire Jewish community of York – who had taken refuge in the royal castle where Clifford’s Tower now stands. The chronicler William of Newburgh described the…

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