Saturday, February 4, 2017

"The (re)construction of the Catalan Jewish community"

 "This coming year the Catalan Jewish community will celebrate its Centenary in our country. 

This anniversary refers to the creation, in the years 1917-1918, of a specific organisational structure (community) that served as a social, educational, cultural and religious meeting point of the Catalan Jewish population. 

Numerically, it represents a very small percentage of the Catalonian population, but deserves further consideration. To this end, we must cross many centuries, to ancient times, when the great Diaspora of the Roman times found Jewish populations settling across Mediterranean lands. Not only did medieval Jews assimilate Catalan language and culture, they also played a key role."

Read more from source at Mozaika here.

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