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After nearly 500 years, descendants of Marrano Jews living in southern Italy have awoken; while many adhere to their Christian identity expressing just symbolic solidarity to their roots, others seek to return to Israel. • Journey to Naples and its environs - and later historical...

Bnei Anousim communities of Alicante, Spain, and South America enjoyed beautiful celebrations of the Independence Day of the State of Israel this year. We're happy to share some photos! Alicante [gallery type="rectangular" ids="69451,69459,69467,69475,69483,69491,69499,69507,69515,69523"] El Salvador [gallery type="rectangular" ids="69531,69539,69547,69555,69563,69571"] Colombia [gallery type="rectangular" ids="69579,69587,69595,69603,69611,69619,69627,69635,69643,69651,69659,69667,69675"]...

Hidden away in a remote village in southern Italy stands a small and unique synagogue that is virtually under female control. It all began almost a century ago, when ‘prophet’ Donato Manduzio fell in love with Judaism and gathered a community of believers. After dozens...

Shavei Israel welcomed 204 immigrants from Bnei Menashe community who came on Aliyah to Israel from Northeast India last week. Two groups of olim arrived to Ben Gurion airport on the 20th and 22nd of March just a week before the Jewish people all over...

A new kollel, a place for studying and strengthening Judaism, has been inaugurated in the city of Cali, Colombia several weeks ago. The Kolel "Bet Abraham" is open to all Jews who wish to deepen their knowledge of the written and oral Torah, Monday through Friday from 9:00...

The following is an excerpt from the writings of Nora Goldfinger, who has been touring some of the Jewish quarters in Spain and Portugal and has agreed to share her experiences with us. After so many vanished villages, arriving in Belmonte and seeing the Beit Eliyahu...

It is known that Jews first came to Spain many centuries ago. One can find evidence to this fact even in the ancient Qumran scrolls, that mention the Jewish presence in Spain....

In the city of Cali, the small Jewish community now has their own Kollel (house of Torah study) that provides a space for those wishing to embrace their Jewish heritage....