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  • Language institute helping Ladino

    Spanish government institute and others are helping fuel a revival in the Spanish-Judeo language of Ladino.

  • Blood libel persists in Spain

    Many people in a Spanish town not far from the capital consider a medieval blood libel incorporated into a local festival to be the literal truth.

  • Making matzah in September in Spain

    To celebrate European Jewish Heritage Day, kids in Toledo, Spain attended a matzah-baking class — although Passover is half a year away.

  • Spanish leader leads anti-Israel chorus

    Spain’s prime minister, who recently was photographed in a Palestinian kaffiyeh, has led criticism of Israel that is unusually fierce even by European standards.

  • Spain, Israel mark ties, differences

    As Spain and Israel mark 20 years of diplomatic relations with Israel, their differences on Mideast policy remain profound.

  • Spanish church reaches out to Jews

    Four decades after the Vatican opened the door to contact with Judaism, Madrid’s archbishop set foot in the city’s main synagogue for the first time. His visit comes as the Catholic church in Spain is trying to gain allies in its conflicts with Prime Mini

  • Spanish party: Downgrade Israel ties

    A Spanish political party’s appeal for Europe to downgrade its ties with Jerusalem has angered Israel, which anticipated improved diplomatic treatment after the recent Gaza Strip withdrawal.

  • Is Spain facing up to its history?

    The Spanish hosts hoped the OSCE’s Conference on anti-Semitism and Other Forms of Intolerance would provide an example of how members of different faiths and cultures once were able to live together in peace — but they left out the unpleasant parts of the

  • Mixed views on OSCE meet

    The greatest challenge at this year’s Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s annual conference on anti-Semitism was to acknowledge the suffering of others while reminding Europeans of their particular duty to focus on anti-Semitism because

  • Controversy over Barcelona teachers manual

    Educational authorities in Barcelona have promised to review a high-school teacher’s manual that claims Israel’s West Bank security fence bears “many similarities to the Nazi genocide.”