Exodus? The Jewish Community in This European City Is Thriving

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The coastal city of Porto, northern Portugal.
The coastal city of Porto, northern Portugal.Credit: Harry D Wall
Harry D Wall
Harry D. Wall
Porto
Harry D Wall
Harry D. Wall
Porto

PORTO – While most European countries are contending with declines in their Jewish populations, one Portuguese community is experiencing a remarkable renewal some 500 years after the Inquisition.

The maritime city of Porto in northern Portugal has seen its Jewish community increase more than tenfold since 2013, and while it currently only totals 500 members, that rapid growth is still noteworthy.

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