History of the Jews in Poland before the 18th century

Early medieval Polish coins with Hebrew inscriptions
Casimir III the Great treated the Jews of Poland well, and was known as the King of the Serfs and Jews.
Casimir IV the Jagiellonian confirmed and extended Jewish charters in the second half of the 15th century
Synagogue in Zabłudlów, built in the late 17th century.
Under the rule of Sigismund III Vasa, the privileges of all non-Catholics in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth were limited.

The history of the Jews in Poland before the 18th century covers the period of Jewish-Polish history from its origins, roughly until the political and socio-economic circumstances leading to the dismemberment of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in the second half of the 18th century by the neighbouring empires (see also: Partitions of Poland).

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