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While only about 1,000 Jews live in Portugal today, some 26,000 people claiming Portuguese heritage have applied for citizenship.
Eighty percent of the cases were those of Jews, the most prosecuted minority in the Inquisition.
Almost two years on, it’s time to examine a much-talked-about law meant to right a historical wrong for exiled Sephardim and offer them Spanish citizenship.
NameYourRoots.com allows potential descendants of those who fled the Spanish Inquisition to search their ancestry.
By RUTH EGLASH
Inés was certain Elijah was coming to announce the messiah; Unfortunately, her activity attracted attention of the Inquisition.
By RENÉE LEVINE MELAMMED
Genetic mutations viewed as predominantly Jewish, like breast cancer or Bloom’s syndrome, were popping up at a notable rate among Hispanos.
This conversa, her husband and four children lived in the village of Cogolludo in Castile, where they worked, interacted with neighbors.
A new off-Broadway production based on the Israeli play looks at two troubled periods in Spanish-Jewish relations.
By NATHAN BURSTEIN, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
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