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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....

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. Trancoso and Covilha, Portugal Jewish immigrants started to arrive to Trancoso, Covilha and Castelo...

Rabbi Elisha Salas, the 'Shavei Israel' emissary in Portugal, is currently expanding his activities to neighboring Spain, the home for many Bnei Anousim communities. This week, he begins to support the community of Alicante on an ongoing basis. Rabbi Salas and the community of Alicante have...

There is almost no evidence of past Jewish life Coimbra, Portugal. The only relevant sign we managed to find marks the Plaza de la Inquisición...

Shavei Israel emissary Elisha Salas has been at the forefront of bringing kosher food to the Jewish community in Portugal. Now the media is paying attention. JTA's Cnaan Lipshiz recently paid a visit to the community of Belmonte, where Rabbi Salas is based, in the...

Shavei Israel takes you on a pictorial tour of Chanukah around the world. [vc_video link='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w49dS-XmuM']...