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Spanish Anusim in Venezuela – Portuguese Jewish Heritage

The Spanish Anusim (Marranos) in Venezuela arrived in this country from Western European countries and Caribbean islands. Upon arrival in Venezuela, the descendants of the Anusim engaged in trade and export of coffee, vanilla, tobacco, and paints to the entire western world, and were considered amongst the greatest merchants in Venezuela. Among the distinguished Sephardic…

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Sephardic Jews in Australia – Process for Acquiring a Portuguese Passport

Jews who are originally from Spain in Australia have contributed much to the development of the local social, commercial, and economic life. When the first Sephardic (Sefardi) Jewish settlers arrived in Australia in the 19th century, they established businesses, banks, cultural centers, and artwork that still exist today. In addition, the community leaders were known…

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Portuguese Passport – The Most Comprehensive Guide

This article contains the most comprehensive explanation written online on the eligibility and process of obtaining Portuguese passport and citizenship as a descendant of the Sephardi Jewish community. Everything relating to the legal procedures of acquiring the passport is written here, as well as the historical background of those who were expelled from Spain to…

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Spanish Jewish expellees in Croatia

The first settlement of Spanish Jewish expellees in Croatia was a near-failure. On their arrival in Croatia, the Jewish refugees suffered from anti-Semitic rulers and a hostile local population. However, the Spanish Jews maintained ties to their brethren in Italy, which provided them with trading connections which, along with their wealth, enabled them to restore…

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Spanish Jewish expellees in Syria

The arrival of Spanish Jewish expellees in Syria marked a turning point in the local economy. Establishing Sephardic kabbalistic yeshivot in Damascus, the immigrants also increased awareness of Kabbalah throughout the world. The Spanish expellee communities made such a diplomatic name for themselves in 19th century Syria, that the authorities exempted them from the Jizya…

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