The Granada Massacre. On December 30, 1066 (9 Tevet 4827), a Muslim mob stormed the royal palace in Granada, assassinated Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacred most of the Jewish population of the city. More than 1,500 Jewish families, numbering 4,000 persons, were killed in one day. The image shows a Jew reading the Torah in Al-Andalus.
“This happy little breed of men, this little world,/This precious stone set in the silver sea,/Which serves it in the office of a wall,/Or as the moat defensive to a house /Against the envy of less happier lands;/This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England…”