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Jews in Spain - Part VII... From the Virtual Jewish History Tour: Spain

- The Disputation of Barcelona.
- The Inquisition.
- The Expulsion.
- Nahmanides, Rambam.
- The Kuzari by Rabbi Yehuda Halevi.

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The Jews of Spain... PART VI

Toledo

Unesco: Historic City of Toledo
Successively a Roman municipium, the capital of the Visigothic Kingdom, a fortress of the Emirate of Cordoba, an outpost of the Christian kingdoms fighting the Moors and, in the 16th century, the temporary seat of supreme power under Charles V, Toledo is the repository of more than 2,000 years of history.

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The Jews of Spain... Part V. From the Jewish Virtual Library, by Rebecca Weiner.

Grenade
Granada, the capital city of the Province with the same name, is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Andalusia (Southern Spain) at the confluence of the Darro and Genil Rivers.

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The Jews in Spain... Part IV.  From the Jewish Virtual History

Seville (Santa Cruz)

Jewish History: An ancient tradition places Jews in Seville at the time of the destruction of the first Temple (586 BCE).

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The Jews in Spain. Part III... The Jewish virtual Library

Cordoba
Population of Cordoba is approximately 325,000 people with no significant Jewish community today.

Jewish History
Cordoba plays a pivotal role in the history of Jewish life in the middle ages. In the tenth century it became the seat of Jewish learning, scholarship and culture, gradually eclipsing the Babylonian academies of Sura and Pumbeditha.*

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Sepharadim... Part II. By Rebecca Weiner.

Jews lived separately in aljamas (Jewish quarters). They were given administrative control over their communities and managed their own communal affairs. Jews had their own court system, known as the Bet Din. Rabbis served as judges and rendered both religious and civil legal opinions.

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