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  • Portugal open to citizenship applications by descendants of Sephardic Jews

    March 3, 2015 | 10:22 am

    The government of Portugal published its procedure for handling applications for citizenship based on the country’s law of return for descendants of Sephardic Jews.

    The new procedure, effective as of Sunday, is based on legislation passed in 2013 entitling the descendants of...

  • Russia overtakes Portugal in World Cup qualifying with 3-1 win over Israel

    September 10, 2013 | 11:34 am

    Russia beat Israel 3-1 to overtake Portugal at the top of World Cup qualifying Group F on Tuesday and move a step closer to the finals with their fate in their own hands.

    Two goals in two minutes settled the game with Vasili Berezutskiy making the breakthrough in the 50th minute...

  • EU boss: Jews exemplify cultural integration

    January 9, 2013 | 10:53 am

    During a visit to the Dutch capital’s Portuguese Synagogue, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said European Jews “exemplify cultural integration.”

    Barroso, a former prime minister of his native Portugal who today holds the most powerful position in the European...

  • U.N. Security Council states condemn Israel over housing

    December 21, 2011 | 9:20 am

    Members of the U.N. Security Council criticized Israel’s decision to construct additional housing in the settlements and the United States for blocking a vote to condemn the action.

    The four European Union nations on the council—Britain, France, Germany and Portugal—issued a joint...

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  • What’s Portuguese for Cohen?

    By Marcus Moraes

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A major new tool can help Brazilians learn about their possible Iberian Jewish origins: the "Dictionary of Sephardic Surnames," a 528-page tome featuring some 17,000 surnames of Sephardic Jewish families from Portugal, Spain and Italy and their descendants.

    Written in Portuguese and...

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