Roman emperor Lucious Septimus Severus treats Jews relatively well, allowing them to participate in public offices and be exempt from formalities contrary to Judaism.
The Great Synagogue and the Great Library in Alexandria are destroyed as well as the entire Jeiwsh community of Cyprus. Hadrian renames Jerusalem Aelia Capatolina and builds a Pagan temple over the the site of the Second Temple. Judea (the southern portion of what is now called the West Bank) was renamed Palaestina in an attempt to minimize Jewish identification with the land of Israel.
Similar to accusations made during the Black Plague, Jews were accused of encouraging lepers to poison Christian wells in France.
An estimated five thousand Jews were killed before the king, Philip the Tall, admitted the Jews were innocent.
While proselytizing Arabia, Muhammad captures the Banu Kurara tribe and forces the group of about 600 to chose between conversion and death.
After spending all night praying, all but three or four Banu Kurarans are beheaded.