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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

At least 25%of Spanish citizens have Jewish origin

“I am often asked if you can be Jewish in Spain. Of course, yes, without any difficulty.” This is expressed by Mario Javier Sabán, PhD in Philosophy and Anthropology and president of the Jewish cultural network Tarbut Sefarad, founded in Lleida, where he lives. He was born in Buenos Aires in 1966, but is nationalized…