The secrets of the Sephardim

US professor gets Jerusalem medal for Jewish historical research in Zamora.

November 13, 2014 14:47
Jewish historical research in Zamora

Prof. Jesus Jambrina poses next to the sign marking Zamora’s medieval Jewish cemetery, which is now a park.. (photo credit: ALFREDO ALONSO)

The Council of Sephardi and Oriental Communities of Jerusalem granted a medal last week to an American professor who researches and publicizes the Jewish past of Zamora, Spain.

Prof. Abraham Haim, president of the centuries-old council, said that the Medal of the Four Sephardi Synagogues – minted by the Israeli Society of Medals and Currency – recognized the achievements of Prof. Jesús Jambrina in the preservation of the medieval Jewish quarters of the city of Zamora. It also recognized his work as “organizer of two outstanding international conferences,” in Zamora and Portugal (2013 and 2014).


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