The Medieval period would bring enormous changes to the Jewish communities worldwide. It was an era marked by tremendous scholarship and advancement of Torah. Some of the greatest leaders and luminaries that the Jews have ever seen – such as Maimonides and Rashi – make their appearance during this time. But it is also a period that saw overwhelming and brutal antisemitism on a scale never seen before. We learn about the blood libels, pogroms, Crusades and Inquisition that befell upon the Jews and we also follow the Jews in exile and expulsion.
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