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Forced Conversions under the Visigoths Part 1

By Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez

As Norman Roth notes, perhaps one of the greatest oddities regarding the history of the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula is that Jewish life there existed for a longer period than even in the land of Israel, if one assumes continual settlement. 694 more words

The Jewish Communities of the Iberian Peninsula

By Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez

The Edict of Expulsion issued by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella on March 31st, 1492 gave Jews the choice between coerced conversion and exile from the Spanish Kingdoms of Castile and Aragon. 3,416 more words