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Rabbi Elisha Salas travelled 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,...

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...

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...

The Portuguese town of Belmonte has renovated and reopened its Jewish museum, which is the largest in the world about Bnei Anousim. The project had a budget of $350,000 and was timed to be ready for the annual European Days of Jewish Culture project which...

Last month, an unprecedented congress took place in Portugal: three days of academic conferences, led by renowned historians, about the Jewish past in Portugal. The event took place in Braganza, a Portuguese city with a great Jewish past. Captain Arthur Barros Bastos, known as the "Portuguese...

Last week we told you about a new online class Shavei Israel is starting for Spanish and Portuguese speakers. The response was overwhelming: more than 800 people subscribed in the hours after we posted our announcement of the class. That's three times our prediction....

The Jewish holiday of Tu B’shvat is known as “Rosh Hashana for the Trees.” And what says “new year” more than a resolution to start something new – which in the case of trees would be planting. Portuguese Bnei Anousim took to the fields in...