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Paris, 1244: 24 cartloads of Talmud manuscripts were burned.

All Gemaras and Peirush Rashi, which were annexed four years earlier, were burned at the stake in front of the Notre Dame cathedral. 

A Franciscan or Dominican monk lit a candle from the altar, and with this fire, they burned our holy books, 24 cartloads of kisvei kodesh, containing 1,200 holy manuscripts. 

For more information about this, read “Notre Dame on Fire,” Kankan issues 3-5. 

Source: Magen Avraham §580, Shibolei Haleket, Igros Kanaos


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