After four months in power, Philip imprisoned all the Jews in his lands and demanded a ransom for their release.
In 1181, he annulled all loans made by Jews to Christians and took a percentage for himself.
Between January and November 2015, 6,500 French Jews made aliyah, and thousands more are predicted to make their way to Israel by the new year.
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He expelled 100,000 Jews from France and allowed them to travel with only ones day’s provisions.
French clergyman gave frequent anti-Semitic sermons. In some cities, such as Beziers, Jews were forced to pay a special tax every Palm Sunday.
After the Roman conquest of Jerusalem, boats filled with Jewish captives landed in Bordeaux, Arles and Lyons.
Archeological finds of Jewish objects with menorahs imprinted on them date back to the first through fifth century.
Anti-Jewish sentiments were not common in this early period, in fact, after a Jewish man was killed in Paris in the 7 century, Jews were active in commerce and medicine.
The Carolingian emperors allowed Jews to become accredited purveyors in the imperial court.
The Talmud was put on trial and was subsequently burned in 1242.