- Alhambra Decree

The Alhambra Decree ordered the expulsion of Jews from Spain and it’s territories in 1492. Those who stayed and practiced Judaism in secret were sought out and tortured, in what became known as the Spanish Inquisition. Hundreds of Jews were burned at the stake. The 200,000 Jews who left, the Sephardim, scattered all over the world: to Europe, Latin America and throughout the Arab lands. Some of them settled in Syria.

(Image of the signatures of Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella on the decree.)

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