Spanish Muslims urged their government to grant citizenship to descendants of Muslims who were expelled from Spain in addition to Jews.
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A Spanish hotel built on the remains of a 15th century synagogue opened a new synagogue on its seventh floor.
A Spanish aristocrat offered an official apology to the Jewish community of Gibraltar for the expulsion of Jews in the 15th century.
A Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony was held in the Steri Palace Prison in Palermo in Italy, which served as a prison during the Spanish Inquisition.
Two Spanish towns are preparing a Judaica festival featuring a mock wedding to celebrate their lost Jewish heritage.
For the first time in centuries, a Torah scroll will be installed in the northern Portuguese town of Trancoso, where many Jews lived before the 16th century.
Portuguese politician Jose Ribeiro e Castro didn’t have much interest in the expulsion of the Jews in the 16th century. Until he went on Facebook and met their descendants.
Portuguese researchers have catalogued hundreds of secret markings that Jews left on structures in the northern Portuguese municipality of Seia in the 16th century, after their forced conversion to Christianity.
The parliament of Portugal is scheduled to vote on whether to naturalize descendants of 16th century Jews who fled the country because of religious persecution.