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Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue of Montreal


Since I am traveling on business to Canada later this year, I decided to do some research on the local Jewish scene. I was particularly interested in Quebec. 87 more words

Crypto-Jewish History

Spanish Judaism, the Inquisition, and Identity in the New World


Roger Martinez, a professor at the University of Colorado and former president of the Society of Crypto-Judaica Studies, and Joseph B. Diaz, the curator of the New Mexico History Museum have joined forces to present a fascinating an exhibit. 125 more words

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Spain Grants Citizenship To Descendants Of Jews That Were Expelled From Country More Than 500 Years Ago

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A special day of remediation was held between a group of Jewish men and women and the Spanish government to help right a wrong from more than 500 years ago and erase a painful piece of history. 262 more words


A Treasury of Sephardic Laws and Customs

Anyone interested in learning about the minhagim/customs of the four groups that historically lie within the framework of Sephardic Judaism should purchase this book by Rabbi Dobrinsky. 113 more words


Expulsion and Conversion: Patterns Before 1492

The forced conversions perpetrated against the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula did not occur in a vacuum. The theological foundations in medieval Christianity had been laid centuries before. 288 more words

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Sephardic Passover Song: Mah Nishtana

The following version of the famous Passover song, Mah Nishtana was sung by Rabbi Abraham Lopes Cardoso.

This version is sung by the community of Shearith Israel in New York and represents the tradition of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews sometimes referred to as the Western Sephardim.


The Dutch Republic and Conversos

The Dutch Republic

Conversos settled in various Dutch cities including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Middleburg. The settlement to the Netherlands was precarious from a religious standpoint. Judaism was not officially tolerated in the early period of Converso settlement. 936 more words

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