Medieval Development of Passover
The joy of the holiday is overshadowed by anti-Semitic violence.
The messages of Passover continued to inspire oppressed Jews throughout the world. Based on the description of Passover in the prophetic books of the Bible to which they had access in the Christian version, the marranos (hidden Spanish and Portuguese Jews forced to renounce Judaism during the 15th-century Inquisition and their descendants) continued to observe Passover.
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