Spanish Inquisition

Religious men praying in Krakow Ghetto on Yom Kippur 1940.
Jewish resilience: The fight to keep Yom Kippur during dark times

Jews imprisoned in ghettos and concentration camps still found several ways throughout that time to mark Yom Kippur.

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.

Mourners take part in a vigil near the border fence between Mexico and the U.S after a mass shooting
El Paso rabbi tells 'Post' Jews in solidarity with Hispanic community

According to experts on the Spanish Inquisition between 10 and 20% of El Paso's population have Jewish origins.

Spanish Inquisition: 527 years ago, Jews in Spain made impossible choice

Today, some 200 million people may be descendant of the Spanish and Portuguese communities forced to convert to Christianity.

Pro-unity supporters take part in a demonstration in central Barcelona, Spain
Spanish island of Mallorca prepares for largest Jewish event in centuries

Attendance has doubled from the first Limmud conference last year, he said.

A 16TH-CENTURY manuscript by Spanish-born Jew Luis de Carvajal the Younger is displayed at a museum
In Mallorca, descendants of Jews forced to hide faith run the community

Mallorca’s tiny Jewish community is now stronger.

A COUPLE with Conversos ancestors weds in Monte, Portugal. (Photos: Courtesy)
Genetic research: almost 25% of Latinos, Hispanics have Jewish DNA

Unprecedented genetic research undertaken by dozens of professors from around the world has provided evidence that almost a quarter of Latinos and Hispanics have significant Jewish DNA.

Fundamentally Freund: The Bnei Anusim: Uncovering Jewish history and destiny in Latin America

“The genetic record, now suggests that conversos – or people who shared ancestry with them – came to the Americas in disproportionate numbers”.

Jews of Turkey fear growing antisemitism

The crisis between Israel and Turkey is not only affecting Israeli tourists seeking inexpensive all-inclusive vacations, but also a Jewish community living in a Muslim majority state.

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