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Jewish Virtual Library Sephardim

| April 1, 2014

by Rebecca Weiner The descendants of Jews who left Spain or Portugal after the 1492 expulsion are referred to as Sephardim. The word Sephardim comes from the Hebrew word for Spain, Sepharad, that is stated in the Bible.

Spains Apology: Muslims too Deserve Correction of Historical Wrongs

| April 1, 2014

Mar 26 2014 / 7:02 am By Faisal Kutty The Spanish governments offer of the right of return to the descendants of Jews expelled in 1492 is a bit late, but nevertheless worthy of praise says Rabbi Pinchas Godlschmidt, the president of the Conference of European Rabbis. The Rabbi was responding to Spains new law approved by the cabinet on Feb. 7th granting citizenship to all those who can prove their Sephardic origin.


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