Sephardic Jews Invited Back to Spain After 500 Years

For the BBC, Gerry Hadden writes about the Spanish government’s decision “to give descendants of Spain’s original Jewish community – known as Sephardic Jews – a fast-track to a Spanish passport and Spanish citizenship.” Hadden reviews the history and persecution of Sephardic Jews in Spain, as well as the causes and potential consequences of the government’s decision. Hadden writes, “For decades, there has been a movement to allow Sephardic Jews to return, but it is unclear why the Spanish government has chosen to bring up the issue again now.” 

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