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Jews converting to Christianity?...

Item # 631034

August 20, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 20, 1789  Page  2 contains an interesting Judaica item headed: "A Singular Imposition" and beginning: "The boast of the Jews, that not one of them ever became a genuine convert to Christianity since its establishment is probably confirmed by the following instance...During the last summer a Polish Jew...so far excited the attention of the congregation by the seeming fervency of his devotions that he was prevailed upon to make a public renunciation of his native profession; when he informed his admirers that his conversion from Judaism was not immediate..." with more (see photos).

Eight pages, very nice condition. Partial red ink tax stamp.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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