The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, yesterday affirmed the commitment of the Government of Spain to combat anti-Semitism, the Memory of the Holocaust and the incitement to hatred.
These statements were made by Minister Borrell in the framework of a meeting held with the President of the Federation of Communities of Spain, Isaac Querub.
It was 526 years ago when the city of Vitoria in Spain, promised to keep and respect the Jewish Cemetery. We have been able to watch a historical day when the representatives of City Hall, Catholic Church and Spain Jewish Community made this ceremony to express how this city has kept the remainings of a Jewish Cemetery. At the end there was candle lighting to commemorate the 6 millions of victims of Shoa.
If you have ever been in Mallorca, I am sure you have seen “ensaimadas” everywhere. People have for breakfast, as a snack, or just buy as a fresh and delicious souvenir to take away for your family or friends.
What you might be don´t know, is that following the opinion of two famous chefs from Mallorca called Andreu Genesta and Tomeu Arbona, the Ensaimada have its origin as a dessert that the Jewish population of this mediterranean island used to cook for Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year´s eve).
Nowadays ensaimada is cooked with pork fat, but originally is was made with olive oil. As the families had to bring everything to the central oven of every village, once the Inquisition was looking for “conversos” (converted jews), they replaced the olive oil with the fat in order to look alike as the rest of the village.