inquisition

Dani Rotstein and the Majorca Jewish community celebrate Hanukah in December 2018.
Reviving Jewish life on the paradise island of Majorca

There was a Jewish presence on Majorca from 418 CE, but prior to and during the Spanish Inquisition the community were forced to convert to Christianity.

 Portuguese Secretary of State for Tourism Ana Mendes Godinho
Citizenship for Sephardic Jews ‘connects past, present and future'

While only about 1,000 Jews live in Portugal today, some 26,000 people claiming Portuguese heritage have applied for citizenship.

12/02/2019
A painting by Moshe Maimon
Portuguese Parliament approves memorial for victims of Inquisition

Eighty percent of the cases were those of Jews, the most prosecuted minority in the Inquisition.

Tourists pay a visit to Toledo’s 12th-century synagogue, Santa Maria La Blanca, in central Spain.
A Spanish odyssey: Digging up Sephardi roots

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.

Spanish passport
Spain grants citizenship to 220 Sephardi Jews

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar was granted honorary citizenship in recognition of his work with descendants of the Jews expelled from Spain during Spanish Inquisition

By JTA
08/08/2016
Ashley Perry
MKs launch Knesset lobby for Sefardic Jews forcibly converted to Christianity

According to lobby founders, increasing numbers of descendants of Jews around the world have become interested in exploring their heritage, reconnecting with the Jewish people.

13/10/2015
Inquisition and the auto-de-fa
A Knesset conference on reconnecting with the descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jews

"The forced conversions of Jews which took place on the Iberian Peninsula from the 14th century onwards left an indelible mark on Jewish history."

By ROBERT ILATOV , ASHLEY PERRY
08/10/2015
Francisco de Goya
Kol Nidre and the Bnei Anusim

The Inquisition and Expulsion from the Iberian Peninsula left an indelible mark on Jewish history, perhaps like no other event.

By ASHLEY PERRY
22/09/2015
Western Wall
Take that, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella!

The return of Spain’s Bnei Anusim.

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Remains of Jewish victims of Portuguese Inquisition found in ancient garbage heap

Although not as well known, the Portuguese version of the Inquisition was very similar to Spain's.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
19/08/2015
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