The famous Spanish Easter pastries have the origin in the mix of religions

All things religious aside, the star of Holy Week in Spain is pastry. Ask tourists and the first thing many remember about a Spanish Easter is its pastries; the unmistakable smell of freshly baked cakes that brings to mind good ol’ traditional grandma’s cooking and that impregnates any street in the old quarters of cities…

New opening in Toledo: “Taller del Moro”

The president of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page, announced on Tuesday afternoon that, “very soon, before the summer”, will open to the public the “Taller del Moro”(Workshop of the Moor), XIVth-century ceremonial hall “unequaled” As Center of Interpretation of Mudéjar Art in Spain. The Mayor of Toledo, Milagros Tolón, was also present during the presentation of…

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,…

Spain and Israel improve relationship through “Association of Friends of Israel”

http://www.larazon.es/blogs/politica/el-blog-de-la-sociedad-civil/la-amistad-israel-espana-como-un-antiguo-y-gran-arbol-frondoso-OF14559896 Casa Sefarad-Israel hosted an event organized by the Association of Friends of Israel. The event was attended by personalities such as Israel’s Ambassador for Spain and Andorra, Daniel Kutner; The Secretary of State for the Middle East, Manuel Gómez-Acebo or the mayor of Jaén, Javier Márquez. It was an attempt to give an account…

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…

“Toledo is the Jerusalem of Sepharad”

http://www.abc.es/espana/castilla-la-mancha/toledo/disfruta/abci-jose-ignacio-carmona-toledo-jerusalen-sefarad-201702092007_noticia.html From a young age, the writer and researcher José Ignacio Carmona already felt Jewish, despite being raised in a Christian Toledo family. He lived in the neighborhood of San Antón, where a Jewish cemetery was discovered in 2013, the Cerro de la Horca. Coincidentally or not, Carmona feels that memory, something that reflects in…