Church to Apologize to UK Jews 800 Years after Laws that Led to Their Expulsion
A British Jewish leader says an anticipated apology from the Church of England for antisemitic laws enacted in 1222 is “better late than never.”
The church is planning a formal “act of repentance” for next year, the 800th anniversary of the Synod of Oxford, a set of laws that restricted Jews’ rights to engage with Christians in England, according to a report Monday.
The laws ultimately led to the expulsion of England’s Jews in 1290. They were not officially readmitted until 1656. (TOI / VFI News)
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