Skip to comments.Sephardic Jews invited back to Spain after 500 years
Posted on 03/06/2013 9:48:32 AM PST by the scotsman
'More than 500 years ago, tens of thousands of Jews fled Spain because of persecution. Now their descendants are being invited to return.
Before the infamous Spanish Inquisition of the 15th Century, some 300,000 Jews lived in Spain. It was one of the largest communities of Jews in the world.
Today, there are about 40,000 or 50,000 - but that number could be about to swell dramatically.
In November, Spain's justice minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon announced a plan to give descendants of Spain's original Jewish community - known as Sephardic Jews - a fast-track to a Spanish passport and Spanish citizenship.
"In the long journey Spain has undertaken to rediscover a part of itself, few occasions are as moving as today," he said.
Anyone who could prove their Spanish Jewish origins, he said, would be given Spanish nationality.'
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I did not expect that.
Trying to add some balance to the influx of muslims...?
Trying to lure them out of Israel and into European camps again, are they?
No one the Sephardic Invitation!!
Jews were allies of the Muslims during the conquest of Spain. They along with Muslims were given an amnesty of a kind after the Spanish recounquered their land. Now the Muslims are back so it only makes sense to invite Jews too. Maybe this time it will be different.
No one expects the Sephardic Invitation!!
I guess spain is just like wimmen , no money they want you dead, got money they magically love, love, love ya
Well, this Sepharic Jewish guy respectfully tells them “no thanks.”
I am actually named after a great-great-great grandfather they burned at the stake.
Very few people speak Ladino these days.
The original Sephardim were largely absorbed into Mizrachi and Ashkenazi communities.
There’s a Sephardic Jewish community in India who fled to there when the Crusaders slaughtered most and drove the rest out, and again during the Inquisition when the settled community in India were persecuted by the Portuguese trying to establish a colony there.
Google Cochin Jewish Copper Plates for more info. It’s quite interesting.
I’ve never heard of a country trying to make amends in this way. More power to them for trying to do something to set things right.
“I am actually named after a great-great-great grandfather they burned at the stake”
That’s funny. MeanWestTexan doesn’t sound Jewish..
Hey, no prob. Our boat came to New York in 1664. We kind of like it here. And after all these years, we did decide you guys were right. Not only that, Isabella is a cool name.
Viva Cristo Rey,
P.S. On the Moslem thing, sorry about playing for the wrong team. That was dumb. Those guys turned out to be real dirt-bags.
I am still waiting on my reparations from the Italians for the Romans enslaving most of Europe for 100’s years.
Ya think SOMEONE in Spain was reading THIS:
King James Version (KJV)
12 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Yup. They apparently have figured out that hating Jews and supporting Muslims is not a way to grow the economy...
Actually, there are many descendants of Sephardic Jews in Northern Mexico and South Texas.