This Day in Jewish History 1887: A Soldier Who Revived Judaism in North Portugal Is Born

Only to find himself outcast and castigated by wider society, and unprotected by his brethren.

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December 18, 1887, is the date of birth of Artur Carlos de Barros Basto, the man who singlehandedly revived the dormant Jewish community of northern Portugal after discovering in his childhood that his own...