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The Maani Center of the Shavei Israel organization launched a series of interesting and exciting lectures devoted to the communities of lost and hidden Jews all over the world. The lectures take place in the Shavei Israel offices and are open to the public. Two first...

Rabbi Elisha Salas traveled to Alicante, Spain, and spent a few days there to hold a wide range of classes and activities for the members of a local Bnei Anousim community. The program included lectures on Judaism, and Hebrew classes, both for adults and kids,...

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...

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...