King Formally Welcomes Back Spanish Jews

King Felipe in recent weeks celebrated a new Spanish law granting citizenship to Sephardic Jews or their descendants.

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© Casa de S.M. el Rey

Spain forces thousands of Jews to convert to Catholicism or face expulsion centuries ago.

Even many Jews who converted saw difficulties in escaping the Spanish Inquisition.

“I want to tell you that you are back in your own home, that you have returned, forever to your home,” said His Majesty during an an address at the Madrid Royal Palace.

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