Sephardic Jews
Sephardi Jews, also known as Sephardic Jews or simply Sephardim (Hebrew: סְפָרַדִּי, , , lit. "The Jews of Spain"), are a Jewish ethnic division whose ethnogenesis and emergence as a distinct communit...
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Spanish and Portuguese Jews
Spanish and Portuguese Jews are a distinctive sub-group of Sephardi Jews, mostly descended from families forcibly converted to Catholicism in Spain and Portugal; they later emigrated to other countrie...
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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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History of the Jews in Portugal
The history of the Jews in Portugal reaches back over two thousand years and is directly related to Sephardi history, a Jewish ethnic division that represents communities who have originated in the Ib...
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Medical genetics of Jewish people
The medical genetics of Jews is the study, screening, and treatment of genetic disorders more common in particular Jewish populations than in the population as a whole. The genetics of Ashkenazi Jews ...
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 ...
Sephardic law and customs
Sephardic law and customs means the practice of Judaism as observed by the Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews, so far as it is peculiar to themselves and not shared with other Jewish groups such as the Ashkena...
Sephardi Hebrew
Sephardi Hebrew (or Sepharadi Hebrew) is the pronunciation system for Biblical Hebrew favored for liturgical use by Sephardi Jewish practice. Its phonology was influenced by contact languages such as...
History of the Marranos in England
The History of Marranos in England consists of the Marranos' contribution and achievement in England.
Toward the middle of the 17th century a considerable number of Marrano merchants settled in Lo...
Portuguese Jewish community in Hamburg
From about 1590 on there has been a Portuguese Jewish community in Hamburg, whose qehilla (קהילה "congregation") existed until its compulsory merger with the Ashkenazi congregation in July 1939. The f...
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Sephardic Jews in the Netherlands
As a result of the Alhambra Decree and the Inquisition, many Sephardim (Spanish and Portuguese Jews) left the Iberian peninsula at the end of the 15th century and throughout the 16th century, in searc...
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List of Iberian Jews
Jews had lived in the Iberian peninsula since the Ancient Age, experiencing a Golden Age under Muslim rule. Following the Reconquista and increasing persecution, many of them were expelled from Spain ...
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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Italian Jews
Italian Jews can be used in a broad sense to mean all Jews living or with roots in Italy or in a narrower sense to mean the ancient community who use the Italian rite, as distinct from the communities...
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 ...
Alhambra Decree - Wikipedia
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...
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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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...