Many of Portugal's New Christians were refugees from Spain , where the authorities and the Catholic Church began the Spanish Inquisition in 1492. The persecution led to the dispossession and exile of hundreds of thousands of Jews . Many of those who .
To the west of Segovia, and also in Castile and León, lies Salamanca, also a Unesco World Heritage site. Fiona Duncan writes: “Its intricately carved golden sandstone churches, palaces and plazas blaze in the sun high above the river Tormes. At night.
Reconectar, the movement to reconnect the descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish communities and the Jewish world, welcomed the recommendations made by Israel’s Ministry of Education’s Committee to Empower the Heritage of Sephardi and Mizrahi.
Staff preparing the Ets Haim Jewish library in Amsterdam for a tour , May 17, 2017. (Cnaan Liphshiz). AMSTERDAM (JTA) ... Founded in 1616 by Jews who fled Catholic persecution in Spain and Portugal , the three-room library is adjacent to Amsterdam's.
Last year both Spain and Portugal brought in legislation to facilitate the return of the descendants of the thousands of Jews who were forced from the countries at the end of the 15th century. The Spanish government said the offer of citizenship was.
Portugal’s culture minister inaugurated a Jewish heritage center in the country’s east ... Over the past 20 years, Spain and Portugal have invested millions in preserving the heritage their 16th-century Jewish communities left behind.
Two couples from Marlboro — Bella and Simon Zelingher and Barbara and Hal Crane — last year participated in a 15-day Jewish Heritage Tour of Spain , Portugal , and Gibraltar, organized by Shai Bar Ilan Geographical Tours , an Israeli company with guides  .
“Gibraltar is historically, linguistically, architecturally and culturally a mixture of Britain, Spain , Portugal , Malta, Italy and Morocco,” says Vallejo. “We just took the best from each culture.” Indeed, Gibraltar ought to be an example to the world.
The straits is a crucial route since antiquity, and it has deeply influenced Malaysia’s cultural heritage. For thousands of years ... saw it enjoy peaceful development. By this time, Spain, Portugal, Holland and England — the dominant global powers.
Porto, Portugal A phenomenal town voted ... With budget holidays a walking tour is all you need to explore remarkable restaurants, thriving bars and the whirlwind of markets. Bilbao, Spain With an impressive expansion and rapid cultural development beyond.
With most tourists to Portugal heading either for the sunny beaches of the Algarve or the city-break sights of Lisbon, this was my chance to discover aspects of the country that surprisingly few visitors get to see. Our small group of 14 guests had.
They have launched Jewish heritage tours to Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus; Morocco, Spain and Portugal ; innovated a five-day kosher whisky tour to Scotland; and have planned exotic tours in 2017 to places including Japan, the Galapagos Islands, China, .