King Erwig began his reign by enacting 28 anti-Jewish laws. He decreed that all converts must be registered by a parish priest, through whom all travel permits must be obtained. He also ruled that all holidays, Christian and Jewish, must be spent in the presence of a priest to ensure piety and to prevent "backsliding".
681 TWELTH SYNOD, TOLEDO (Spain)
The Talmud and other Jewish books were burned in Spain. The synod was a local church council whose decrees were not enforced by the entire church.
682 February 1, KING ERWIG (Visigoth Spain)
Pressed for the "utter extirpation of the pest of the Jews", and made it illegal to practice any Jewish rites. This put further pressure on the Jews to convert or emigrate.