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Spanish & Portuguese Expulsion; Inquisition

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A new library’s priceless collection chronicles the nation’s rich Jewish history
The year was 1497. Just five years after leaving his native Spain due to the Edict of Expulsion, Rabbi Avraham Saba stood tearfully beside an olive tree outside of Lisbon, Portugal. There, under what he described as a “tree of tears,” he buried his most p...
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