jewish community in Spain

What was the unhappy fate of a Jewish tax collector in medieval Spain?

A sculpture in Toledo honors a medieval treasurer killed by the king.

By JULIE MASIS
10/03/2022

Spanish towns unearthing ancient synagogues for historical value, tourism

The goal is not only to preserve and foster Jewish history and culture, but also to draw tourism to small Spanish towns that lack tourists.

By ORGE CASTELLANO/JTA
27/01/2022

Island Jews: From Majorca to Canada

The Jerusalem Post Podcast - Travel Edition, Episode 25

90,000 descendants of Sephardic Jews become citizens of Portugal and Spain

Portugal and Spain passed laws offering a naturalization process for descendants of Sephardic Jews, which has resulted in 90,000 descendants becoming citizens of these countries since 2015.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
04/01/2022

On This Day: 955 years since the murder of Jews in Granada massacre

The Jewish vizier was crucified and thousands of Jews in the city were killed in what is widely considered to be an antisemitic pogrom marking the end of Spanish Jewry's Golden Age.

30/12/2021

Jewish Spain: 2,000 years of heritage and counting

The Golden Age of Spanish Jewry saw great poets, authors, astronomers, physicians and religious scholars. In most cases, there is little to see today of this great past.

By DAVID ZEV HARRIS , MARK GORDON
04/05/2021

Rich Sephardi legacy of Murcia brought to light after agreement signed

"This agreement is more than a religious and cultural reference point, it is an invitation to dialogue, to work together, to learn from our history to know that nothing should divide us."

King Felipe VI omits to apologize for expulsion of the Jews from Spain

At the Fifth International Holocaust Forum, King Felipe mentioned that “Spain has a rich and complex Jewish past” but did not explicitly mention the expulsion of the Jews of Spain.

By EDUARDO EURNEKIAN , BARUCH TENEMBAUM
23/02/2020
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More than 130,000 Sephardic Jews apply for Spanish citizenship by deadline

The bulk of applications came from Latin American countries, mainly Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela.

By REUTERS
01/10/2019

Computer glitch approves Sephardic applications for Spanish citizenship

A "technical error" caused Sephardic Jewish applications for Spanish citizenship to be approved. "No new citizenship was granted," the Spsnish Foreign Ministry wrote in a statement.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
07/09/2019
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