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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...

It's no wonder that more and more people of different ages, interests and backgrounds are enthusiastically joining our projects, making their own huge contribution to the meaningful work of returning and bringing Jews closer to their national, religious and cultural heritage....

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...

The Antolinez family grew up in a small Christian town in Colombia. They never imagined they would one day be living as Orthodox Jews in Israel. Here's their story....