Tour Global Jewish Life: Majorca
Hosted By: Maven
The Spanish Island of Majorca is known for its beach resorts, limestone mountains, and being home to tennis celebrity Rafa Nadal. But Majorca holds a secret, never discussed in most travel guides. During the Inquisition, the Crypto-Jews or Chuetas publicly professed Catholicism while privately adhering to Judaism. In fact, in the year 1677 they were caught celebrating Yom Kippur in an orchard outside the city walls. They were condemned by the authorities and even today the descendants of 15 endogamous families quietly preserve the light of the Jewish flame after centuries past. Join guide Dani Rotstein on a special virtual tour of Majorca’s history and its lessons for all Jews today.
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