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HUETE (formerly GUETE):

Spanish city, in the bishopric of Cuenca. A considerable Jewish community lived there in the thirteenth century. The city is especially known because of the "Padron de Huete," the apportioning, in 1290, of the taxes which the Jews of Castile were required to pay to the king, or to the prelates, magnates, cathedral chapters, grand masters, etc. In 1391 many of the Jews of Huete were killed or forced to accept baptism. Joseph ha-Kohen says that his grandparents, who were expelled from Cuenca in 1414, found protection and shelter at Huete, his birthplace. The aljama of this city paid taxes to the amount of 5,700 maravedis as late as 1474.

Bibliography:
  • Shebeṭ Yehudah, p. 88;
  • 'Emeḳ ha-Bakah, pp. 1, 71, 86;
  • Grätz, Gesch. vii. 167 et seq.;
  • Jacobs, Sources, pp. 141 et seq.
G. M. K.
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