A History of The Marranos

A History of The Marranos
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CRYPTO-JUDAISM, days, some weaklings endeavoured to conceal their origin in order to escape ridicule when participating in the athletic exercises. Under the Roman rule, there was wide- in one form or another, is as old as the Jew himself. In Hellenistic spread subterfuge to avoid the payment of the special Jewish tax, the Fiscus Judaicus, which had been instituted after the fall of Jerusalem ; and the historian Suetonius gives a vivid account of the indignities inflicted upon an old man of ninety in order to discover whether or no he was a Jew