Antisemitism, Jewish Communities, USA

Sukkot 5778: A Sukkah in the Prison of the Mexican Inquisition

Throughout our history, the Yehudim have overcome all obstacles to observe the Mitzvah of the Sukkah. But perhaps one of the most striking examples of the Jewish people's love and determination for this precept is the Sukkah that was built in the prisons of the Inquisition of Mexico City in 1603 by a crypto-Jewish man named… Continue reading Sukkot 5778: A Sukkah in the Prison of the Mexican Inquisition

Antisemitism, Barcelona, Jewish Communities, Madrid

Jewish Community of Madrid: Price Or Januka 2017

The Jewish Community of Madrid has announced that it will award its 2017 Or Januká Award to the State Security Forces and Corps for its defense of democracy and constitutional order and for "their risky work". According to a statement, the work of the Security Forces and Corps allows Jewish life in the capital "to… Continue reading Jewish Community of Madrid: Price Or Januka 2017

Antisemitism, Jewish Communities

History of the #Jewish Quarter of #Castelló

This year marks the 525th anniversary of the expulsion of the more than twenty-five Jewish families who lived in Castelló in the 15th century. The lawyer Carmen Félix Roig reviews this historical epoch and highlights the "civism" and "respect" with which the Castellonians treated the Jewish people. This year marks the 535th anniversary of the… Continue reading History of the #Jewish Quarter of #Castelló

Antisemitism, Barcelona, Jewish Communities, USA

Anger of the Jewish Community of Barcelona against the city council

The motion approved by the Barcelona City Council condemning the Israeli occupation and colonization policies of the Palestinian territories has angered the Jewish community in the city, which it considers to be anti-Semitism. In addition, the Israeli embassy estimates that the aim is to demonize the country. The Jewish community is considering giving a response… Continue reading Anger of the Jewish Community of Barcelona against the city council

Antisemitism, Barcelona, Israel, Jewish Communities, Madrid

Barcelona: young anti-Semite condemned to visit a synagogue

A judge in Barcelona has sentenced a young man of 22 years to four months in prison, special disqualification for the right of suffrage and about 500 euros fine for having painted a Nazi swastika at the door of a synagogue in the Catalan capital. The sentence nevertheless agrees to suspend the sentence of deprivation… Continue reading Barcelona: young anti-Semite condemned to visit a synagogue

Antisemitism, Jewish Communities, Madrid

Commemoration of Yom Hashoa in Madrid

The emotional act was celebrated before the Holocaust Memorial, which was erected 10 years ago by the architect Alberto Stisin and the author of the work Samuel Nahon, representing the will to defend freedom and human rights. The installation of the laurel wreath by the Deputy Mayor of Madrid, Marta Higueras, Daniel Kutner, Israeli Ambassador… Continue reading Commemoration of Yom Hashoa in Madrid

Antisemitism, Barcelona, Jewish Communities, Madrid

The Israeli consul recalls the struggle of the Jews in Catalonia for freedom

The Fossar de la Pedrera has become the scene this morning of an act of remembrance of the struggle of the Jews in Catalonia for freedom. The ceremony has been convened by four entities: the Jewish Community Atid, Chabad Lubavitch, the Progressive Jewish Community Bet Shalom and the Israeli Community. The act was carried out… Continue reading The Israeli consul recalls the struggle of the Jews in Catalonia for freedom

Antisemitism, Ceuta, Jewish Communities, Melilla

Spain aided to thousands of Jews to save their lives

There was a few years ago, when the clandestine passage to the land promised through Melilla was consented by Spain, instead of curbing it with a fence, because then what it was about was to help those fleeing from neighboring Morocco : An exodus of at least 5,000 Jews. A story that until recently was… Continue reading Spain aided to thousands of Jews to save their lives