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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....

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....

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...

"We arrived in the city of Tomar with almost no expectation of finding any evidence of Jewish life since they had told us that there was nothing left. However, we visited the city with a little flame of hope. Then we went to the tourist...

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...