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1590 The Temple Mount
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1590 The Temple Mount

Rabbi Yosef Di’Trani, who visited Jerusalem during the 1590s, noted that there were locations on the southern and eastern sides of the Temple Mount where Jews could walk freely. But he ruled that Jews should, nonetheless, avoid going there because they were not ritually clean. Source: F.M. Loewenberg. Middle East Quarterly. Summer 2013, pp. 37-48. […]

1588 Rabbi Besalel Ashkenazi moves to Jerusalem from Egypt
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1588 Rabbi Besalel Ashkenazi moves to Jerusalem from Egypt

1588 Rabbi Besalel Ashkenazi moves to Jerusalem from Egypt         Source: http://iloveisrael-lior.blogspot.com/2010/09/first-ottoman-period1517-1769.html

1588 The Jews of Jerusalem II
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1588 The Jews of Jerusalem II

Villamont, Seigneur de: Les Voyages… Lyon 1620, 402- 482, 504-547. Source: Nathan Schur. Jerusalem. In Pilgrims’ Accounts Thematic Bibliography

1588 The Jews of Jerusalem
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1588 The Jews of Jerusalem

Guerrero, Francisco: Breve tratado del viaje que hizo à la ciudad santa de Jerusalem… Madrid 1790, 21-62, 77-100. Source: Nathan Schur. Jerusalem. In Pilgrims’ Accounts Thematic Bibliography

1587 The Jews of Jerusalem
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1587 The Jews of Jerusalem

Alcarotti, Giovanni Francesco: Del Viaggio di Terra Santa. Novara 1596 (?), 88-144. Source: Nathan Schur. Jerusalem. In Pilgrims’ Accounts Thematic Bibliography

1586 The Jews of Jerusalem
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1586 The Jews of Jerusalem

Zuallart, Johann: II devotissimo viaggio di Gierusalemme. Roma 1595, 121-204. Source: Nathan Schur. Jerusalem. In Pilgrims’ Accounts Thematic Bibliography

1586 Synagogues in Jerusalem
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1586 Synagogues in Jerusalem

The confiscation of the Jewish synagogue was very violent and many Jews fled the city, Abu Sipin orders the confiscation of all synagogues in Jerusalem, just like he did in the 1570s in the grave of Samuel.     Source: http://iloveisrael-lior.blogspot.com/2010/09/first-ottoman-period1517-1769.html

1583 The Jews of Jerusalem
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1583 The Jews of Jerusalem

*Radzvill, Nicolaus Christoph, Prince: Jüngst geschechene Hierosolymitaniche Reysche und Weigfahrt… Reyssbuch II, Franckfort 1609, 155-183. Source: Nathan Schur. Jerusalem. In Pilgrims’ Accounts Thematic Bibliography.

1581 The Jews of Jerusalem
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1581 The Jews of Jerusalem

Schweigger, Salomon: Beschreibung der Rey von Tübingen au im Hertzogthum Würtenberg nach Wien von Constantinopel nach Jerusalem. Reyssbuch II, Frankfort am Main 1609, 114-125. Source: Nathan Schur. Jerusalem. In Pilgrims’ Accounts Thematic Bibliography.

1579 Ottoman Sultan Murad III
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1579 Ottoman Sultan Murad III

The Ottoman sultan, Murad III, ordered the execution of all the Jews in the empire. Only after his Jewish minister Solomon Ashkenazi convinced him to cancel the order were the Jews saved. It is believed that Murad III’s mother was a Jewish woman that was forced to accept Islam, and he had many Jewish advisers […]