A conference about Dona Gracia

A conference about Dona Gracia

This week, the Ma’ani Center of Shavei Israel brought to the public a conference devoted to the life and personality of Dona Gracia Mendes Nasi, one of the wealthiest and most outstanding Jewish women in Rennaisance Europe.

During the lecture, the speaker, Mr. Giorra Barak, presented his new book, “Gracia from Lisbon”, telling the story of the younger years of Dona Gracia, whose family was forcibly converted to Christianity. with the backdrop of the history of the Jewish community of Spain and Portugal before and after the Expulsion in 1492.

In this and the following books, the author plans to acquaint the reader with the exciting story of the Bnei Anusim and tell about the significant role that their representatives have played in world history.

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Esther Surikova
Esther Surikova
esther@shavei.org