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CULTURE & HERITAGE

Facing the Future... Extracted from an article by Prof. Heny Lorer

The traditional celebration of the European Day of Jewish Culture (EDJC) was once again on the agenda as it fell in the month of September. The event was held under the joint patronage of B'nai B'rith Lodge Carmel - Sofia, the Jewish Organization Shalom - Sofia, and the American JOINT.

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The Jewish Heritage Days actually started in Antwerp on Tuesday, August 30th with the preview of the photo exhibition "Judaism & the New Medias" set up by the A.E.P.J. and the Centre for Documentation in Milan.

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Jews in Spain. Part VIII... Modern Times (1868-Present)... From the Virtual Jewish History Tour: Spain

After hundreds of years abroad, Jews were finally permitted to return to Spain after the abolition of the Inquisition in 1834 and the creation of a new constitutional monarchy that allowed for the practice of faiths other than Catholicism in 1868, though the edict of expulsion was not repealed until 1968. (From 1868 until 1968, Jews were allowed to live in Spain as individuals, but not to practice Judaism as a community.) The Spanish Moroccan War of 1859-60 also brought many Jews to southern Spain who were fleeing Morocco.

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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 Jewish Heritage Day took place in Sofia on September 18th, totally organised by the Carmel Lodge, and announced on the National Radio 3 days before by Solomon Bali, President of the Carmel Lodge together with Reni Pilossof and Solomon Frances.

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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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