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Jealous of the Jews success, anti-Jewish sentiment arose in the peasant and middle classes.Fights between Jews and Christians became more common after the influx of Jews from Spain into Portugal, in 1391.Joao II also sent the Jew, Abraham de Beja, on many voyages to the East.Jews became the intellectual and economic elite of the country.
Joaos successor, King Duarte (1433-1438), introduced laws forbidding Jews from employing Christians.
It was common to see Jews adorned in silk clothing, carrying gilt swords and riding beautiful horses.
They were given preferential treatment by the kings.
Isaac Abravanel was one of the principal merchants and a member of one the most influential Jewish families in Portugal.
Another figure, Jose Vizinho, served as doctor and astrologer to King Joao II.
Yahia ben Yahis grandson, Jose ben Yahi was appointed High Steward of the Realm, by Henriques successor, King Sancho I (1185-1211).