Portugal Actively Seeks A Greater Jewish Presence

Eager to put an Inquisition and centuries of abandoned Jewish neighborhoods behind them, Portuguese leaders are actively courting Jews to come back to the country.

Lisbon Jewish community appoints new Rabbi

The Jewish Community of Lisbon (Comunidade Israelita de Lisboa) has appointed Rabbi Nata Peres, who formerly served in Manchester, London (Lauderdale and Bevis Marks) and at the Esnoga in Amsterdam, to lead the congregation.

New law allows Portuguese citizenship for whole families exiled during the Inquisition

Israeli minors are now eligible for Portuguese citizenship after Portugal government made an amendment to a 2015 law making descendents of 16th century Jewish deportees eligible for citizenship. Following the passing of...

Two Jewish museums open in Portugal

Two municipalities in Portugal opened museums about their Jewish heritage amid protests by residents of the capital Lisbon against the ongoing construction of a third and larger one in...

“We must recognize and cherish our Jewish heritage”, said the President of the Portuguese Republic

The President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, visited today the Lisbon Synagogue and considered that Portugal should recognize and cherish its Jewish heritage, emphasizing its role...

Portuguese eatery trashed over chef’s visit to Israel

Anti-Israel activists vandalised a restaurant in Portugal because its head chef participated in a food festival in Israel. The perpetrators, who are believed to be activists for the Boycott, Divestment...

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