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SAINT-GILLES ():

Town of France, in the department of Gard, about eleven miles south-southeast of Nîmes. It was an important commercial center in the twelfth century. When Benjamin of Tudela visited the town it possessed a Jewish community numbering 100 members, who were under the protection of Raymond V., Count of Toulouse. It was at St.-Gilles that in 1216, through the efforts of Isaac Benvenisti and under the presidency of R. Levi, the representatives of the Jewish communities of southern France met to deliberate regarding the measures to be taken against the resolutions of the Lateran Council of 1215.

Bibliography:
  • Benjamin of Tudela, Itinerary, i., v.;
  • Grätz, Gesch. vi. 401, 406;
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 651.
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