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  • Jews Thriving on Peace of the Rock

    By Hilary Leila Krieger

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Long before there was a State of Israel, there was a state of the Jews. Its name was Gibraltar, and it was ceded to Conversos -- Spanish Jews who had been forced to convert to Catholicism -- in 1474 at the urging of Pedro de Herrera of Cordoba, himself a Converso.

    Herrera convinced...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    My Vow

    On Yom Kippur, we say the Kol Nidrei prayer. This means "all vows." It is a prayer that absolves us of promises we made during the year that we didn't keep. This prayer was first written for the Spanish Jews (the Marranos) who were forcibly converted to Christianity during...

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