24 June 1702 Jewish Protestants Protected #otdimjh

On This Day In Messianic Jewish History

24 June 1702: UK Parliament passes ““Act to oblige Jews to maintain and provide for their Protestant children” #otdimjh

On the day that the United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union, it is interesting to note another the decision of the UK Parliament, that the children of Jewish parents who had become Christians were still entitled to financial provision from their parents. It is to be hoped that the negotiations to leave the EU will maintain good financial relations with our European trading partners!

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In Great Britain an “Act to oblige Jews to maintain and provide for their Protestant children” took effect. This act of Parliament grew out of case involving Jacob de Mendez Berta and his daughter Mary who became a Protestant. According to one source, the father refused to continue to support his daughter after she converted and her newly adopted Protestant community did not want to shoulder the…

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