Amancio Ortega, founder of Inditex group(ZARA,…) donates 10% of 2016 profit

Amancio Ortega, founder and largest shareholder of the Inditex group(Zara, Bersjka, Massimo Duti,…), has donated 320 million euros for the acquisition of more than 290 latest-generation cancer teams that will be installed in hospitals all over Spain. So far, the Foundation’s program for the technological renewal of radiotherapy diagnosis and treatment of cancer in public…

Was there a Jewish Quarter in Madrid?

When, after visiting Toledo, Cordoba or Girona, Jewish tourists arrive into Madrid, they often ask the locals where the Jewish quarter of the city was. Some respond with silence or an embarrassed “I do not know”. Others answer that in Lavapiés, the most widespread belief, but false. And is that, after centuries buried and unknown,…

The first Harbour in Spain with Kosher and Hallal Certificate: Huelva

The Port of Huelva has become the first in Spain to possess the Kosher and Halal certificate which accredits to the Jewish and Muslim communities, respectively, that it is adequate to guarantee the conditions demanded in the handling of products. Javier Barrero, the president of the Port of Huelva, says it is a very important…

The beginnings of Spanish Judaism

What about leaving the country where your family lived for fifteen centuries? Sephardic Jews had never imagined that they should leave even though it was not easy to be a Jew in Spain, everyone knew the limits to freedom and dreamed that the day would come In which they could overcome them. But an expulsion,…

Incredible speech in UN: “Where are your Jews?”

“Where are your Jews?” This was the overwhelming question that silenced a group of Arab countries that was accusing Israel of practicing apartheid against the Palestinians. It was pronounced at the UN Human Rights Council by Hillel Neuer, director of United Nations Watch, an organization dedicated to controlling the anti-Israeli bias of the ONE. Neuer…

Memorable day in Segovia

Just a comment about this day: “World is so small…” I enjoyed so much with these couples.  

A snow day in Toledo

We spent a beautiful day during the scale to Israel. The early dinner in Madrid was delightful and during the snow time we were tasting the kosher Manchego cheese.

The most universal jew from Girona(Spain): Bonastruc

Journalist and writer Miquel Fañanàs, 68, finds it hard to keep track of the books he has published. The last, ‘Bonastruc, el jueu’, recently published by the publishing house Columna, is the 21st and completes a trilogy of historical novel, together with ‘The Stone Witch’ and ‘The Great Inquisitor’, published in 2012 and 2015 respectively…