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Friday, 24 November 2017 10:05

The professions of the Ghetto

The Jews of Venice were only permitted to practise three professions in the past.
They were not allowed to own land or property and could not become craftsmen, professionals or business owners.
Initially, the only activity open to them was money  lending.  An exception was later made for the mercantile Levantine Jews who were granted permission to trade. Eventually, the Ghetto's inhabitants were also allowed to become doctors and to sell second - hand clothes.
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