Richard Zimler- “The Pogroms of Portugal, 1506″

Posted on October 27th, 2022 in Uncategorized by Ignacio Ayala

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Last Kabbalist of Lisbon

In the early part of the 1500s in the Iberian Peninsula, which comprises Spain and Portugal, people who were not followers of the Roman Catholic faith were expelled, required to convert to Catholicism or killed. At that time, there was a sizeable Jewish population living in those two countries, especially in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The “Last Kabbalist of Lisbon,” written by Richard Zimler, an American living in Porto, Portugal, is a story about what happened to the Jews of Portugal.

Richard Zimler recommends “The Assault on Truth,” by Jeffrey Masson.

Originally Broadcast: August 15, 2004

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