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First Jewish School Since 1492 is Due to Be Opened in Madrid

Sephardi Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is leaving soon for Spain to attend the dedication of the first Jewish school in Madrid, the first such school in Spain since the expulsion of Jews from Spain by the Inquisition in 1492. Israeli religious circles are attaching great significance to Yosef’s visit to Spain as it would mean the annulment of the “herem deroban”–the boycott of Spain declared by the rabbis of the Inquisition era. There are some 9000 Jews presently in Spain, 3000 of them in Madrid.