Valero family land outside Damascus Gate

By some accounts, the Valero family arrived in Jerusalem in the 18th or 19th centuries from Turkey.

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July 12, 2012 11:58
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Valeros' shops

Valeros' shops. (photo credit: Lenny ben-david / Library of Congress)

 
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By some accounts, the Valero family arrived in Jerusalem in the 18th or 19th centuries from Turkey. Researchers have even suggested that the family were once conversos – secret Jews who were forced to convert to Christianity in Spain.

They later traveled to Turkey and returned to their Jewish faith.

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