Cum saepe accidere

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Cum saepe accidere ("as often happens") was a papal bull issued by Pope Clement VIII on 28 February 1592,[1] which decreed that the Jews of Avignon were forbidden to trade "new commodities" in public places in order to put them at an economic disadvantage.[2][3] It foreshadowed the increasing hostility toward Jews living in the Papal states, who were soon after forbidden from studying Talmud and ordered expelled.[4][5] Under the previous Pope, restrictions on Jews had been relaxed. With cum saepe accidere, Pope Clement VIII issued the first of a series of edicts which would remain in place until the 19th century.[6] After this bull was issued, Jewish merchants could only sell secondhand goods, leading to the stereotype of Jewish secondhand dealers.

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  1. ^ Zoebl, George (15 July 2019). Refuge of the Weary. Dorrance Publishing. ISBN 978-1-64426-961-9.
  2. ^ Thomsett, Michael C. (2010). The Inquisition: A History. McFarland. p. 119. ISBN 978-0786456888. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  3. ^ Jewish Encyclopedia - Papal bulls concerning Jews [Retrieved 20 July 2015]
  4. ^ "Pope Clement". Retrieved 14 June 2024.
  5. ^ "POPES, THE -". Retrieved 14 June 2024.
  6. ^ "Papal Bulls". Retrieved 14 June 2024.