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 23.11.2013

This Day in Jewish History / Merchant, diplomat, pirate, spy dies in Amsterdam
Haaretz
February 4, 1616, is the day on which Samuel Pallache — Sephardi Jew, merchant, diplomat, spy and pirate — died, in Amsterdam. Pallache was born around 1550, in Fez, Morocco, into a family that had fled Spain a short time earlier, in the wake of the 
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This Day, February 4, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin
Cleveland Jewish News (blog)
1657: Thomas Burton, an MP who was a comrade of Cromwell and kept a diary on the proceedings of Parliament wrote today that “The Jews, those able and general intelligencers whose intercourse with the Continent Cromwell had before turned to profitable 
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