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Tour of Spain Part One: Medieval Majorca–The Golden Age (online)

Sunday, January 31, 2021 18 Sh'vat 5781

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We will visit the inside of the permanent exhibit in the Jewish Quarter Interpretation Center inaugurated in  2015 as we trace the footsteps of the Medieval Jews who walked the narrow alleyways of the casco antiguo—or old town. We will learn about famous Mallorquin rabbis, philosophers, and cartographers such as Jafuda ben Cresques. ​We will also learn about the terrible attacks on the Jewish quarters of the island in 1391 that would  later set the stage for the forced general mass conversion of 1435. Come and look for clues and hints that  suggest a robust Jewish community that was extinguished over centuries in the fires of the Inquisition.

Click on the links below to learn more about each topic:
Part 1: Medieval Majorca–The Golden Age
Part 2: Crypto-Judaism–Keeping the Faith During the Inquisition
Part 3: Chuetas–A Segregated Society​​​​​​​
Part 4: Rebirth & Renewal–Modern Day Jewish Revival
Part 5: Taste of Spain–Jewish Roots in Today’s Cuisine

Dani Rotstein is a film producer, history-teller, Rikud-aholic, and community organizer living in the Balearic Islands of Spain. Originally from New Jersey, he moved to Majorca Island in 2014 where he learned of the  taboo history of the Conversos or ​Chuetas​ native to the island. Since then, he has made it his life’s passion to continue exploring, uncovering, and sharing this interesting piece of little-known Jewish history. He believes that the revival of modern Jewish life in Spain can be a shining light to the rest of the world.

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