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A Jewish 'Golden Age' Ends in Spain and Portugal

A brief window of time during which descendants of the Jewish exiles from Spain and Portugal could claim citizenship is now almost completely closed. Here's why it was opened in the first place, and why it was ultimately shut

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A golden age of Jewish “return” to the Iberian Peninsula came to a close on September 1. For four years, between September 2015 and October 2019, Spain’s Sephardi citizenship law allowed descendants of the Jews expelled from Spain in 1492 to acquire citizenship in that country.

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