Shakespeare’s Jewish connection

Montague is a Jewish name, and Verona was under the control of Venice, a place to which many Sephardi Jews fled during the Spanish Inquisition and after the expulsion.

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February 17, 2014 14:35
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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Juliet is a Capulet and Romeo is a Montague, two of the most important families of Verona, constantly at odds.

Montague is a Jewish name, and Verona was under the control of Venice, a place to which many Sephardi Jews fled during the Spanish Inquisition and after the expulsion. In fact, Venice was where many talmudic texts were printed.

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