Why Did Jews Get The Plague

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As it is with many major crises, the Jews were blamed during the time period of the plague. The people during the time thought that they may have had a disease bestowed upon them because they were living amongst Jews. They began exiling or murdering many Jews. Many Jewish areas were completely abandoned after the exiles, murders, and plague. People were also afraid because the Jews were getting the plague, but not at the same rate as the Jews. The reason the Jews weren’t getting the plague as much was because Jewish tradition made them wash their hands before they ate and other sanitation traditions the others weren’t doing, like bathing every week for the Sabbath. Aside from the living being washed, the Jews also had a more sanitary

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