Spinoza was an extremely gifted young man with him was almost impossible to argue, and the powers that be decided to go the other way. First they tried to silence him, implicitly threatening him, but when they realized that Spinoza was too capricious to this tactic had its result, offered him an annual allowance of one thousand florins on condition that he would leave, and leave your ideas to yourself. At that time, the student may live two thousand florins a year. Taking into account the seriousness of the blasphemous statements of Spinoza, the approach of the leaders of the Jewish community was amazingly soft. But Spinoza spurned their offer. This case is often cited as an example of its unwillingness to hide the truth. The Jewish community of Amsterdam XVII century can be forgiven for being there felt differently. What could they do to silence him?