History of the Jews in Spain
Spanish Jews once constituted one of the largest and most prosperous Jewish communities under Muslim and Christian rule, before they, together with resident Muslims, were forced to convert to Catholic...
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Nahmanides
Nahmanides [Nah-man-nid-ez] (רבי משה בן נחמן), also known as Rabbi Moses ben Naḥman Girondi, Bonastruc ça (de) Porta and by his acronym Ramban (1194 – 1270), was a leading medieval Jewish scholar, Cat...
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Disputation of Barcelona
The Disputation of Barcelona (July 20–24, 1263) was a formal ordered medieval debate between representatives of Christianity and Judaism regarding whether or not Jesus was the Messiah. It was held at...
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Alhambra Decree
The Alhambra Decree (also known as the Edict of Expulsion) was an edict issued on 31 March 1492 by the joint Catholic Monarchs of Spain (Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon) ordering the ...
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History of the Jews in the Balearic Islands
The history of the Jews in the Balearic Islands goes back more than a thousand years.Jews have lived in the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, belonging to Spain. These are situated to the east of...
Converso
A converso ([komˈberso]; [kõˈvɛɾsu]; Catalan: convers [kumˈbɛrs], [komˈvɛɾs]; "a convert", from Latin conversvs, "converted, turned around") and its feminine form conversa was a Jew or Muslim who ...
Anusim
Anusim (Hebrew: אֲנוּסִים, [anuˈsim]; singular male, Anús, Hebrew: אָנוּס‎ [aˈnus]; singular female, Anusáh, Hebrew: אָנוּסָה‎ [anuˈsa], meaning "Coerced") is a legal category of Jews in h...
Crypto-Judaism
Crypto-Judaism is the secret adherence to Judaism while publicly professing to be of another faith; practitioners are referred to as "crypto-Jews" (origin from Greek kryptos - κρυπτός, 'hidden'). The ...
Spanish Inquisition
The Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition (Spanish: Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisición), commonly known as the Spanish Inquisition (Inquisición española), was established in 1478...
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Allahdad incident
The Allahdad was an 1839 violent riot and forced conversion against the Jews of Mashhad, Khorsan, Qajar Iran. After forced conversion of the Mashhadi Jews to Islam, many practiced Crypto-Judaism. The...
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Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies
The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies ("SCJS"), founded in August 1990 by Rabbi Joshua Stampfer of Portland, Oregon, and Dr. Stanley Hordes of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is the major academic organization ...
Yalçın Küçük
Yalçın Küçük (born 1938) is a Turkish socialist writer, philosopher, economist, historian and media pundit, recognized for his historical studies on the late-Ottoman and Republican periods in the hist...
Beth Yaacov Synagogue (Madrid, Spain)
The Beth Yaakov Synagogue is a synagogue in Madrid, Spain.Jews began to return to Spain in the nineteenth century, long after the execution and movement of Catholicism throughout the entirety of Spain...
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Neofiti
The neofiti (English: Neophytes) were a group of Italian anusim, also known as crypto-Jews, living in Southern Italy.
The neofiti were descendants of Jews who were forced to convert to Roman C...
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Captain from Castile (novel)
Captain from Castile is a historical adventure novel by author Samuel Shellabarger originally published in 1945.The novel relates the adventures of young Spanish nobleman Pedro de Vargas during the ea...
Ferrara Bible
The Ferrara Bible was a 1553 publication of the Ladino version of the Tanach used by Sephardi Jews. It was paid for and made by Yom-Tob ben Levi Athias (the Spanish Marrano Jerónimo de Vargas, as typo...
Old main synagogue, Segovia
The old main synagogue (Spanish: antigua sinagoga mayor) is a religious edifice in Segovia, Spain. Dating to the 14th century, it was converted into a convent of the nuns of Order of Saint Clare....
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Córdoba Synagogue
Córdoba Synagogue (Spanish: Sinagoga de Córdoba) is a historic edifice in the Jewish Quarter of Córdoba, Spain built in 1315.The synagogue was built in Mudéjar style by architects led by Isaac Moh...
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Sepharad
Sepharad, or Sefarad, or Sfard, is a biblical place name of uncertain location. It is mentioned only once in the Bible, in the Book of Obadiah Obadiah 1:20. There are, however, Old Persian inscription...
Beta Abraham
Beta Abraham (Hebrew: בֵּיתֶא אַבְרָהָם, Ge'ez: Bēta Abreham, "House of Abraham") other terms by which the community have been known include Tebiban ("possessor of secret knowledge"), Balla Ejj (Ge'ez...
Aaron ha-Levi of Barcelona
Aaron ha-Levi of Barcelona (also known as Aaron ben Joseph Sason) was a Spanish Talmudist of the end of the thirteenth century; author of the first book of religious instruction among the Jews of the ...
Todros ben Joseph Abulafia
Todros ben Joseph Abulafia (1225 – c. 1285) (Hebrew: טודרוס בן יוסף אבולעפא‎) was a nephew of Meir Abulafia and Chief Rabbi of Castile. He is the author of Otzar HaKavod, a mystical commenta...
Ancient synagogue (Barcelona)
The Ancient Synagogue of Barcelona (Catalan: Sinagoga Major de Barcelona, Spanish: Sinagoga Mayor de Barcelona, Hebrew: בית הכנסת העתיק מאיור‎) is believed to be an ancient synagogue loc...
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Meir Abulafia
Meir ben Todros HaLevi Abulafia (c. 1170 – 1244, Burgos, Spain), also known as the Ramah (Hebrew: הרמ"ה‎) (an acronym of his Hebrew name), was a major Sephardic Talmudist and Halachic author...
Cathedral of the Sea
Cathedral of the Sea is a historical novel by Spanish author Ildefonso Falcones. The action takes place in 14th century Barcelona at the height of the Inquisition, with the construction of Santa Maria...
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