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donmeh jews

Donmeh Jews

A small secretive Jewish sect has been highly influential in Turkish history since the Ottoman era. Originally claiming to follow the Jewish Messiah, they nominally converted to Islam but kept Jewish traditions in secret.

Vomitoriums Had Nothing To Do With Vomit

It’s commonly taught that Ancient Romans had special rooms called Vomitoriums and that said rooms were used for the express purpose of vomiting after a large meal. In actuality, though vomitoriums did exist, they were merely very large corridors commonly found in theaters and public venues, that could facilitate a large number of people passing through them. The word vomitorium was used to describe the spewing out of people rather than their lunch.