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
This time the expo is enriched with a panel dedicated to football in Melilla and the inaugural event will feature the intervention of former footballer Antonio Potous. While the city of Tetuán was part of the Spanish protectorate of Morocco (from 1912 to 1956), Atletico Tetuán became a member of the Primera División of Spanish… Continue reading Melilla: ‘Tetuan striped’, the exhibition about Atletico Tetuan goes to the Autonomous City After passing through Madrid and Tel Aviv, “Tetuan striped” returns to North Africa.
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
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
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
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,… Continue reading Was there a Jewish Quarter in Madrid?
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,… Continue reading The beginnings of Spanish Judaism
The Jewish community of Melilla, which has been present in the city for more than 150 years, today recognized the Spanish State for the granting of nationality to the Sephardi, from which part of their diaspora settled in North Africa when Five centuries ago they were expelled from Spain. The Minister of Justice, Rafael Catalá,… Continue reading Melilla: Jews thank the Government for the Sephardic Law
The depressive Madrid of the first 40 was also a Madrid of secrets and intrigues, spies with monocle and clandestine activities. Under its privileged geographical situation, holding the interests of Nazis and allies, stories of alternative diplomacy are hidden; Double side of the exclusive Embassy. This confectionery of the Paseo de la Castellana, which brought… Continue reading The end of Embassy”, the confectionery in Madrid that saved 30,000 Jews in IIWW
(English version below) Versionada y dirigida por Laila Ripoll estará en cartel hasta el próximo 26 de marzo. El Teatro de la Comedia de Madrid acoge hasta el 26 de marzo, el drama político 'La judía de Toledo' de Lope de Vega, versionada y dirigida por Laila Ripoll. El espectáculo se representa con motivo del… Continue reading “La judía de Toledo”(“The Jewess of Toledo”) at Teatro de La Comedia de Madrid