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 ...
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 ...
Portuguese Inquisition
The Portuguese Inquisition (Portuguese: Inquisição Portuguesa) was formally established in Portugal in 1536 at the request of its king, John III. Manuel I had asked for the installation of the Inq...
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Sahar Hassamain Synagogue
The Synagogue Sahar Hassamain (whose possible translation is "Gates of Heaven") is located down the street from Brum nr. 16 in Ponta Delgada, on São Miguel Island in the Azores. It stands out for bein...
Expulsion of the Jews from Portugal
On 5 December 1496, King Manuel I of Portugal signed the decree of expulsion of the Jews and Muslims to take effect by the end of October of the next year.
Until the 15th century, some Jews occupi...
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 ...
Persecution of Goan Catholics during the Goan Inquisition
The Persecution of Goan during the Goan Inquisition refers to the religious persecution of Goan Catholics of Goa, India.The Goan Inquisition established by the Portuguese empire, began in 1560 and end...
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Old Christian
Old Christian (Spanish: cristiano viejo, Portuguese: cristão-velho, Catalan: cristià vell) was a social and law-effective category used in the Iberian Peninsula from the late 15th and earl...
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...
Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada
Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada (1506 – 16 February 1579) was a Spanish explorer and conquistador in Colombia. He explored the northern part of South America. A well-educated lawyer he was...
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Aaron Lopez
Aaron Lopez (1731–1782), born Duarte Lopez, was a Portuguese Jewish merchant and philanthropist. Through his varied commercial ventures, he became the wealthiest person in Newport, Rhode Island, in Br...
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Benjamin Nathan
Benjamin Nathan (December 20, 1813 – July 28, 1870) was an American investor and philanthropist. He was bludgeoned to death in his home in 1870, and the notorious murder case remains unsolved despite ...
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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History of the Jews in Brazil
The history of the Jews in Brazil is a rather long and complex one, as it stretches from the very beginning of the European settlement in the new continent. Jews started settling in Brazil ever since ...
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Lisbon Synagogue
The Lisbon Synagogue, called Shaaré Tikvah (Gates of Hope) is a historical synagogue in the city of Lisbon, in Portugal.There have been Jews in Lisbon at least since the Middle Ages, but the community...
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Golden age of Jewish culture in Spain
The golden age of Jewish culture in Spain coincided with the Middle Ages in Europe, a period of Muslim rule throughout much of the Iberian Peninsula. During intermittent periods of time, Jews were gen...
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Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza (/bəˈruːk spɪˈnoʊzə/; born Benedito de Espinosa; 24 November 1632 – 21 February 1677, later Benedict de Spinoza) was a Dutch philosopher. The breadth and importance of Spinoza's work wa...
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Garcia de Orta
Garcia de Orta (1501 or 1502–1568) was a Portuguese Renaissance Sephardi Jewish physician and naturalist. He was a pioneer of tropical medicine.
Garcia de Orta was born in Castelo de Vide, probabl...
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Luis de Santángel
Luis de Santángel (died 1498) was a baptized Jew and finance minister to Ferdinand II who made the case to Isabella I in favor of Christopher Columbus' voyage in 1492.
In 1486, Ferdinand and Isabe...
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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...
Jodensavanne
Jodensavanne (Dutch, 'Jewish Savanna') was an attempt to establish an autonomous Jewish territory in Suriname, South America.Jodensavanne is located in Para District, about 50 km south of the capital ...
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Francisco de Vitoria
Francisco de Vitoria (or Victoria), OP (c. 1483, Burgos – 12 August 1546, Salamanca), was a Spanish Renaissance Roman Catholic philosopher, theologian and jurist, founder of the tradition in philosoph...
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