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    Life in the Ghetto was full of kicks:

    Jews had to petition annually for permission to live there... Each year, on the Campidoglio, the Rabbi had to pay homage to the chief of the city counsellors ("Caporione"), receiving by him in exchange for it a kick to his bottom. This "ceremony" meant that the Jewish community had been allowed to stay one more year in Rome.[9]
    9. ^ This tradition was interrupted by Pius IX in 1847.

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