Spanish and Portuguese Jews

Spanish and Portuguese Jews are a distinctive sub-group of Sephardi Jews, mostly descended from families forcibly converted to Catholicism in Spain and Portugal which later left for other countries where they could revert to Judaism. The main Spanish and Portuguese Jewish communities are in Western Europe, Italy and the Americas.

Spanish and Portuguese Jews have a distinctive ritual based on that of pre-expulsion Spain, but also influenced by the Spanish-Moroccan rite and the Italian Jewish rite.

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