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515 - 525 DHU-NUWAS; LAST JEWISH HIMYARITE RULER

Born around 455 Zur'ah Yusuf Ibn Tuban As'ad Abu Kaleb Dhu Nuwas was known for having curls or side locks (peiyot). Dhu-Nuwas. He was probably defeated by Kaleb King of Axum (Ethiopia), after retaliating against Christian traders for the Byzantine mistreatment of Jews in the area.


516 SOUTHERN ARABIA

King Ohu Nuwas adopted Judaism, perhaps as a bulwark against encroaching Christianity. He was eventually defeated by King Eleboas of Abyssinia, with the help of Justin I.


517 CHURCH COUNCIL OF EPAON (Gaul)

Reinforced the decisions of the Council Of Vannes (465) in prohibiting Christians from participating in Jewish feasts.


519 RAVENNA (Italy)

After the local synagogues were burned down by the local populace, Theodoric the Ostrogoth ordered the town to rebuild them at its own expense.




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