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Portugal

Hero of the Portuguese revolution posts antisemitic tweet

Rodrigo Sousa Castro, one of the leaders of the 1974 Portuguese Revolution and a national hero in the country, sparked controversy this week with a grossly antisemitic tweet.

Portugal to open first Holocaust Museum

The city of Porto will become the first city in Portugal to have a museum honouring the Holocaust which is meant to open on January 20 with Mayor Rui Moreira and President of the local Jewish Community, Dias Ben Zion.

Berlin Jewish Museum architect Daniel Libeskind to design new Lisbon Jewish Museum

The upcoming Jewish Museum of Lisbon will be designed by Daniel Libeskind, the architect who designed the Jewish museum in Berlin.

Portugal sees important role of Jews in life over the centuries

On October 22, the Portugal Embassy to the US partnered with Sephardic Heritage International in DC (SHIN-DC), a Sephardi cultural NGO, to bring together Portuguese-Jewish communities from Philadelphia to Lisbon on Zoom.

Portuguese Jews celebrate the High Holidays safely and together

The Jewish Community of Lisbon (CIL) was able to bring together a congregation of almost 200 people who were present and took part in the religious services performed at the Shaaré Tikvá Synagogue and at the Hotel Fénix, in strict compliance with social distancing restrictions.

Portugal’s government steps back from plan to restrict nationality law

The ruling party of Portugal has stepped back from an attempt to severely limit applications for citizenship from descendants of Sephardi Jews of Portuguese origin.

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