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Portugal"s secret Jews the end of an era by Eduardo Mayone Dias

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Published by Peregrinação Publications in [Rumford, R.I.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Portugal

Subjects:

  • Jews -- Portugal -- History.,
  • Marranos -- Portugal -- History.,
  • Portugal -- Ethnic relations.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 101).

StatementEduardo Mayone Dias.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS135.P7 D5313 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination105 p. ;
Number of Pages105
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3659954M
ISBN 101889358185
LC Control Number2002529774
OCLC/WorldCa43930764

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From the Golden Age of Discovery to the Inquisition, Portugese Jewry went from the heights of wealth and success to the depths of anguish and despair.. The history of Jews in Portugal is like that of many other places, where success and sadness go hand in hand. Walking along Lisbon’s streets, remnants remain of Portugal’s rich Jewish life. Sparks of Portugal’s past can be found .   The long, fascinating—and largely secret—history of the Jews of picturesque Portugal will be the subject of a slide/lecture titled “In Search of Jewish Roots in Portugal,” presented by Washington College historian Gary Schiff. The event on Wednesday, April 13 at p.m. in Hynson Lounge is free and open to the public. The long, fascinating—and largely secret—history of the Jews of picturesque Portugal will be the subject of a slide/lecture titled “In Search of Jewish Roots in Portugal,” presented by Washington College historian Gary Schiff. The event on Wednesday, April 13 at p.m. in Hynson Lounge is free and open to the public. Schiff spent the. The origin of the term marrano as applied to crypto-Jews is debatable, since there are at least three possible etymologies for the word.. One source of the term derives from Arabic مُحَرّمٌ muḥarram; meaning "forbidden, anathematized". Marrano in this context means "swine" or "pig", from the ritual prohibition against eating pork, practiced by both Jews and Muslims.

Portugal’s Secret Jews High in the mountains of Centro de Portugal the quaint village of Belmonte has kept a secret for over five-hundred years. On the fateful day of December 5th , King Manuel I of Portugal passed a decree stating that all Jews in the land must either convert to Christianity or leave the country immediately.   (Portugal passed a law in that said it will aim to naturalize descendants of Sephardic Jews who can prove their heritage.) This owed . In , the Sephardic Jews (i.e. Iberian as contrasted with Ashkenazi from Germany/Poland) were expelled from newly created Spain. Portugal, already a unified nation for more than years did not follow suit although King Manuel, under duress by his future Spanish mother- in-law, in December ordered the Sephardim of Portugal to leave. Then, for almost years, the secret Jews of Portugal were terrorized by the state and Church, imprisoned, tortured, and burned alive. The unification of Spain and Portugal () saw ab New Christians returning to Spain.

Throughout the book, the author demonstrates how the Jewish way of thinking, and particularly the narration ability, trained the Jews to succeed in modern times. "The book . Jews came to the Azores from Morocco because of the economic restrictions that were being imposed on them there at the time. In the same period, the influence of the Catholic Church had declined in Portugal, and the advent of liberalism, particularly after the Liberal Revolution of Porto (), attracted Jews to the Azores.   Book cover art for, "Guardian of the Dawn" a novel by Richard Zimler. BookReview#BookReview#Chronicle##ALL#2star#e6# Secret Jews hounded by Portuguese Inquisition.   A hugely controversial work that exposes a series of scandals from Oliver North to the British royal family, The Secret War Against the Jews reveals as much about political corruption inside Western intelligence as it does about Israel. Using thousands of previously top-secret documents and interviews with hundreds of current and former spies, Loftus and /5.