In Spain, a Sephardic Family Reunion, Centuries Later Reply

Segovia Spain synagogue

Doreen Carvajal writes for the NY Times, April 4, 2014–At twilight, I roamed a honey-colored labyrinth of brick houses in Segovia’s medieval Jewish quarter, walking a cobblestone path in the footsteps of my distant ancestor from 16 generations ago.

In the shadows, I reminded myself that every element in his story is true: a Vatican power struggle; an Inquisition trial that confused our family’s religious identity for generations; and a neighborhood infested with spies, from the queen’s minions to the leather maker and butcher.

Segovia Jewish Quarter

Read more on NY Times.com: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/travel/in-spain-a-family-reunion-centuries-later.html?smid=fb-share&_r=1

See another Doreen Carvajal article in the NT Times from last year: http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/15/and-now-via-google-time-travel-through-the-streets-of-segovia/

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