Call for Return of Cordova Synagogue
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Call for Return of Cordova Synagogue

A motion was submitted to the Cortes today calling for the returning to the Sephardic organization of the ancient synagogue in Cordova.

The Cortes, accepting the proposal, has recommended the motion to the Parliamentary Commission of Public Instruction with the request that the restoration be carried out.

Cordova, birthplace of Moses Maimonides, was the seat of a Jewish community as early as the eighth century.

The synagogue referred to was built in 1315 and confiscated in 1391 during the massacres against the Jews.