Hijar(Teruel/Spain): international relevance Jewish vestiges found

Little by little the enigmas that hides the hermitage of San Antón de Híjar are dissipating. The first results of the tastings made in just two weeks of January are already known and corroborate that, indeed, the present building is based on a Jewish synagogue. “In Spain there are only two medieval synagogues with such…

Kosher: a turistical target for Cordoba(Spain)

http://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/cordoba/sevi-objetivo-turistico-cordoba-mercados-no-prioritarios-201703010813_noticia.html In the United Kingdom, Germany and France already have Cordoba in the spotlight. It is the international markets that the latest strategic plan developed by the Tourism Consortium identifies as “priority” in tourism. They also coincide with the countries of origin of the majority of foreign tourists who visit the city. However, although the…

The Archbishopric of #Toledo does not want to give a #synagogue to the Jewish Community of Spain

http://diariojudio.com/noticias/el-arzobispado-de-toledo-no-quiere-ceder-una-sinagoga-a-la-comunidad-judia-de-espana/233214/# The Archbishopric of Toledo will not give up, for the time being, the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca – one of the most visited monuments in this city -, to the Federation of Spanish Jewish Communities as it has requested. A petition that the Spanish Jews have been formulating since 1992, when the…

The forgotten giants. Rabbis before and after the expulsion of Spain

A book by Yosef Bitton cites 20 Jewish personalities who lived between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries, eight of them in Zamora This is the title of the book by Yosef Bitton, formerly the Great Rabbi of Uruguay and current spiritual leader of the Ohel David & Schlomo congregation in Brooklyn, New York, who in…

1942: Thousands of Jews took refuge in Barcelona

This happened 75 years ago, on January 20, 1942. Fifteen Nazi leaders met for an hour and a half in a chalet in Wansee, outside Berlin, and drafted the protocols that served to develop what was christened as a final solution , A subterfuge to avoid its real name: the Holocaust. Thousands of Jews went…

Events around the “Sofer Synagogue”-Toledo

In the Jewish religion, the sofer is the writer who transcribes the Torah and an expert in Hebrew calligraphy. The sofer is also a synagogue built in Toledo’s Jewish quarter at the end of the 12th century and probably destroyed two centuries later during the “Anti-Jewish Revolt” of 1391. Forgotten for centuries, less than a…

Visitors record into the Toledo Sephardic Museum

The Sephardic Museum received 41,072 more visitors in 2016 compared to the previous year. The Toledo museum has the highest number of visitors last year, reaching a total of 322,317 visits, according to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport has published. This significant increase may be due to the increase in visitors that Toledo…