Unless you can read artistically distorted Hebrew, you might not realize that the logo of a program by Spain’s tourism board spells out the four letters of “Sepharad,” the Hebrew word for Spain. And unless you know European geography, you might not realize that the distorted...
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Spain and Israel at a ceremony in Madrid marked 25 years of diplomatic relations.
Prizes were awarded at a Jan. 17 ceremony to individuals and institutions that have contributed to the coming together of the two countries over the last quarter century. Eighteen people received the...
June 15, 2011 | 1:04 pm
A German court denied a request to extradite John Demjanjuk to Spain to stand trial on charges of being an accessory to genocide and crimes against humanity.
In denying the extradition request on June 9, the Munich court questioned Spain’s jurisdiction in the case and also noted...
June 6, 2011 | 12:11 pm
Spain’s Jewish community has slammed a ruling by the country’s Supreme Court that overturns the conviction of four people connected to a Barcelona bookstore that sold Nazi literature.
The four connected to the now defunct bookshop, Kalki, had been found guilty by a lower court of...
May 6, 2011 | 1:46 pm
A Spanish official has given what is being heralded as the country’s first formal apology for the Inquisition’s killing of Jews.
On the island of Mallorca, where 37 Jews were killed in 1691 for secretly practicing Judaism, the regional president offered the apology at a May 5...
April 4, 2011 | 2:56 pm
Hidden among the maze of alleyways east of the Onyar River, the Museum of Jewish History stands as testament—if an inadvertent one—to the completeness of Spain’s destruction of its once-thriving Jewish population.
Inside the museum, set in Girona’s last known synagogue, designers...
March 10, 2011 | 10:28 am
An Israeli food event in Spain was canceled after threats from a Basque terror group.
Israeli food month in the tourist city of Hondarribia, in the Basque region of Spain, was scheduled to begin Wednesday. It was canceled last week following threats from the ETA terror group, which...
January 19, 2011 | 3:07 pm
The Supreme Court of Spain has indicted accused Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk on charges of being an accessory to genocide and crimes against humanity.
The court on Jan. 14 requested an international arrest warrant for Demjanjuk, who is accused of being a Nazi concentration camp...
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::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Even at 94 and with eyes that barely see, Angela Pipano vividly recalls her memories of life as a child in Salonika, Greece.
She remembers a city with more Jews...
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It's not often that the keynote speakers at a conference speak openly about the possibility that the meeting will fail.
But speakers at the second World Congress of Rabbis and Imams for Peace, held last week in Seville, Spain, made it clear that if this year's event didn't lead to...
January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Spain's Andaluca is romance. It's orange blossoms perfuming the air. It's golden drops of sherry sliding down your throat in a smoky bodega. It's fingers dancing on the strings of a flamenco guitar.
This southern wedge of the Iberian Peninsula, known for whitewashed villages...
January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm
My husband's family hails from Toledo, Ohio, a city that proudly claims kinship with Toledo, Spain. That's one reason I didn't want to miss this Castilian hill town 42 miles southeast of Madrid. There's also the fact that El Greco's "View of Toledo," a spectral view of the city's...
December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm
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In the beginning, there was sweet wine. Really, really sweet wine.
But as the kosher market broadened, a trickle of new wines targeted to a more sophisticated audience began to raise expectations among Jewish wine lovers.
Now kosher wines have entered a third era, in which many...
January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm
An authentic medieval mikvah rests near a stone bridge and the picturesque river it spans in the Catalonian city of Besalu. Clearly marked signs identify the newly renovated "call," or medieval Jewish quarter, in the nearby city of Tortosa. And the restored cobblestone streets of...
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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We are trekking through Toledo, Spain, happily reverting for a moment to a band of carefree tourists when we are halted in our tracks by a sight we had not expected. A series of stickers appended to street signs depicts a Jewish star with a slash through it -- the international sign...
August 16, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Girona (pronounced heh-row-na) is a small, culturally rich town in Catalan, Spain -- and is the perfect place to get yourself gloriously lost. Old Town Girona will toy with your sense of direction until you find yourself happily meandering through medieval alleyways, Gothic churches...
January 20, 2000 | 7:00 pmThe long-ago voices of Paul Robeson, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie crackled over a loudspeaker, once more spurring on the soldiers of the International Brigades and vowing the defeat of Franco's fascists in the Spanish Civil War.
Most of the 200 people gathered at the University of...