Jewish Communities, Segovia, Toledo

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

Jewish Communities, Toledo

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… Continue reading New opening in Toledo: “Taller del Moro”

Antisemitism, Jewish Communities, Madrid, Toledo

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,… Continue reading Was there a Jewish Quarter in Madrid?

Antisemitism, Jewish Communities, Madrid, Toledo

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… Continue reading Spain and Israel improve relationship through “Association of Friends of Israel”

Antisemitism, Jewish Communities, Sin categoría, Toledo

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

Jewish Communities, Toledo

“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… Continue reading “Toledo is the Jerusalem of Sepharad”

Jewish Communities, Toledo

Toledo and the claimed Synagogue

http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2017/02/14/actualidad/1487073379_668229.html The archbishop of Toledo prefers to remain silent. The official response of his diocese at the insistence of EL PAÍS is: "The archbishop considers that, for the moment, he should not make any statement on the matter." The "subject" is the property of the Santa María la Blanca synagogue in Toledo, which today belongs… Continue reading Toledo and the claimed Synagogue

Toledo

Rab Yosef Caro: born in Toledo

http://www.chabad.org/kabbalah/article_cdo/aid/380611/jewish/Rabbi-Yosef-Caro-The-Master.htm Author of the Shulchan Aruch Rabbi Yosef Caro, 5248-5335 (1488-1575 CE), is most famous as the author of the Shulchan Aruch, the Code of Jewish Law. He was born in Toledo, Spain during the Inquisition years and fled from that country at the age of 4, with his family together with myriads of Jews… Continue reading Rab Yosef Caro: born in Toledo