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Church of England to apologize for anti-Jewish laws 800 years after their passing

The Church of England is set to apologize for a series of anti-Jewish laws during a ceremony later today at the Christ Church cathedral in Oxford marking 800 years since their passing, The Guardian reports.

The Synod of Oxford laws are seen to have paved the way for the expulsion of Jews from England. They included measures barring Jews from owning land and passing inheritances on to their children, forcing them to wear identifying badges, and banning them from certain professions.

Today’s ceremony will be attended by UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis along with representatives of the archbishop of Canterbury and the Roman Catholic Church.

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