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An echo of the Portuguese Inquisition

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Kadoorie-Mekor Haim synagogue in Porto, Portugal

Published: 20 September 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Portuguese city unveils 16th-century Torah used by crypto-Jews – JTA 16.09.16
A small city in northeast Portugal unveiled for the first time a 400-year-old Torah scroll that a local contractor had found 10 years ago at a demolition site. It is believed to have been used in secret during the Portuguese Inquisition by crypto-Jews, or so-called New Christians.

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Jewish community in Portugal enjoys renaissance – Middle East Eye 16.09.16
Porto's Jewish community was wiped out in the 15th century. Now Jews from as far afield as India are opting to make it their home.

Now to gather in the Bnei Anusim
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