inquisition

A Martyr to His Faith

In 1647, the Portuguese Inquisition in Brazil compelled Isaac de Castro to choose between his Judaism and being burned alive. De Castro courageously chose his faith and martyrdom.

Tomas Trevino de Sobremonte

On April 11, 1649, Tomas Trevino de Sobremonte was burned at the stake in Mexico City, a victim of the Inquisition. His crime: practicing the rites and ceremonies of the

Isaac de Castro

In 1647, the Portuguese Inquisition in Brazil compelled Isaac de Castro to choose between his Judaism and being burned alive. De Castro courageously chose his faith and martyrdom.

Medieval Jewish History, 632 to 1650

Jews living under Islamic and Christian rule.

How the Crusades Affected Medieval Jews in Europe and Palestine

Jews got entangled in the Christian quest to recapture the Holy Land from Muslims.