The Mekor Haim synagogue in Porto, Portugal. There are 70 members of the local Jewish community today. Rachel Delia Benaim

Portuguese Catholics Re-embrace Their Jewish Roots

The Inquisition extinguished much of the country’s Jewish population. But now some Catholics with Jewish origins are taking pride in their heritage, even though they have no intention of converting.

PORTO, Portugal - On a cloudy Sunday morning, Francisco Lima, a 20-year-old university student, trekked into Porto’s misty central square to embark on a tour based on the complicated religious history of his...

skip all comments


Sign in to join the conversation.

Required field
Required field

By adding a comment, I agree to this site’s Terms of use

  1. 1