Jewish Cabbalist Holding The Sephirotic Tree

Paulus Ricius, Porta Lucis kac est porta tetragrammaton, justi intrabunt per eam (Augsburg, 1516).

population was between 15,000 and 18,000 in 1486. Upwards of 20% of Toledo's population was Sephardic (that is genetically related to Judea and Palestine), and many were prominent citizens. These Sephardic Jews had to march in groups of 500 to 750 person in procession through Toledo's streets to the cathedral and publicly confess their sins. Then they were "disabled", that is prohibited in some ways to cramp their style, such as prohibited to hold certain offices and to drink alcohal. The strength of these prohibitions can be seen in that many soon regained their old offices, in spite of the prohibitions.8 The real effect was to make many Jews who were into the Cabala become Catholic in name, and to hide their Jewishness. Many changed their last names, and by some coincidence almost all key public records have disappeared, making it difficult to trace and positively identify who were Jews back then.

The Quietism of Spain which included Michael de Molinos was associated with Illuminism.9

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