Impact Of Jewish Migration During The 15Th And 16T

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DBQ: Analyze the causes and impact of Jewish migration during the 15th and 16th centuries. The discrimination and the appalling treatment of the Jews caused them to migrate during the 15th and 16th centuries. During the time of the documentation of the Edict of Expulsion of the Jews, Columbus was spreading Christianity and searching for land. Queen Isabela and Kind Ferdinand I of Spain began to accuse the Jews of crimes that they committed. According to the Edict, the monarchs said, “You ought to know… there were some wicked Christians who Judaized and apostatized from our holy Catholic faith.” Therefore, the Queen and the King separated the Jews away from the Christians. At first, they isolated the Jews from everyone else, but still allowed them to practice their religion on their land. The King and Queen heard that they were still attempting to spread and banished them from ever returning to their kingdoms. Based on the laws of the Qur’an, King Ferdinand I and Queen Isabella were very wrong. The Qur’an states that, “And ye dispute not with the People of the Book.” Meaning that argue or doubt the validity of the Christians AND the Jews beliefs. They believe in that there is a higher power therefore, you should not separate or make them indifferent to each other. The Jews had the want and need to migrate to a more accepting place. During the Jews time of rejection, the Ottoman Empire opened their hearts and accepted the Jews. The Ottomans were a group of Turks who had migrated from Persia to Anatolia during the reign of the Mongols. The Ottoman Empire was under the rule of Sultan Bayezid II when the Jews migrated to their lands. The fact that the Jews had to go through this did not make Bayezid II happy. He proclaimed, “The Jews of Spain should not be refused but rather welcomed with warm feeling and those who move against his decree…shall be punished with a

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