||38 Jews were burned at the stake in Berlin.
||Jews in Venice are relegated
to a ghetto, the most extreme segregation to which Jews had been
submitted. Over time, Jews in many lands are similarly segregated.
||Luther posts "95 theses" in Wittenburg, Germany
||Cracow Rosh Yeshiva whose
major work was an adaptation of Caro's
to Europoean Jewry, Moses
mathematician and astronomer, popular with Emperor Randolh II. Judah
Loew Ben Bezalel, the Maharal of Prague
also created the Golem,
a man from clay who protected the Jewish community.
||First Yiddish book
published in Cracow, Poland.
Kabbalah scholar, Isaac
Ben Solomon Luria, given the name "The Ari" (The Lion).
||Luther writes "About
the Jews and Their Lies," considered the first modern anti-Semitic
||Protestant Christian Reformation.
||Jewish ghetto instituted in Venice.
||The Prague Haggadah,
which contains the oldest known printed Yiddush
poem, is published.
||Ivan the Terrible becomes ruler of Russia
and refuses to allow Jews to live in his kingdon.
||Jewish ghetto instituted in Rome.
||Pope Paul IV allows the first printing of the Zohar, a
Jewish mystical text.
(code of Jewish law by Joseph
||Isaac Luria writes
in Safed. Luria's ideas give
rise to a new form of Jewish mysticism.