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By Moris Farhi

Gypsy playmates, Armenian nannies, Jewish paramours, Greek free-spirits and Levantine 'fixers' all populate Farhi's tenderly remembered Turkey of 1930-55. Recounting their passions and existence passages, thirteen interwoven narrators jointly embrace this vanished time and position.

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The only notable exception to the continued support of the Diaspora was the imposition by Vespasian of the didrachmon tax in favour of Jupiter Capitolinus to be paid to the fiscus Judaicus by every Jew from the age of three to sixty. Whilst this was a source of humiliation and annoyance to the Jews, it did not signify the withdrawal of Roman support, as Vespasian's confirmation of Jewish privileges at Alex­ andria and Antioch shows. All of this is important in itself and is further evidence which suggests that the Diaspora was not involved 130 Conclusions 33 in the war of 66-70 CE.

Since Paul tells us that he was persecuted by Jews as well as Gentiles, we can suggest that at least a part of this persecution was at the hands of Jews. Thus, even if we cannot argue more strongly for the hist­ oricity of the whole of Luke's account, we can at least suggest that Luke's description of persecution by Jews is a well-attested tradition. In Acts 16:1 - 3 we learn of the Christian Timothy, who probably came from Lystra. He was the son of a Jewish Christian woman and a Greek father, who was probably already dead.

The letter shows that people sent by Hyrcanus had visited Gaius Rabirius, with documents showing that it was lawful for them to observe the Sabbath. This mediation by Hyrcanus for the Jews of Asia Minor is significant and is clearly 59 60 61 62 18 Jewish communities in literary sources one of the reasons the Romans granted the Jews their privileges. It also shows the links at this time between Jewish communities in Judaea and Asia Minor. As we have noted, the Jews were granted exemptions from military service at various times so that they could observe the Sabbath as they wished.

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