Rural Jewish Communities in Portugal

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The rural Jewish communities in Portugal were significant for Portuguese Jewish history. Some of these Jewish communities reaches back over the XIV Century. After the expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492, some of them came to these lands in the Beira Interior. As a result, rural Jewish communities in Portugal became necessary to position themselves as Jewish and preserve their Jewish identity.

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