MARRANO TOURS OF PORTUGAL
(Customized narrated group tours- contact Ladina at email@example.com)
SAMPLE PROGRAMME ( WITH OPTION OF BEGINNING AT BEVIS MARKS-LONDON)
Morning 11.30 Walking tour of the “Old Jewish Quarter” by London walks which includes a visit to Bevis Marks. (http://www.walks.com/London_Walks_Home/Fridays_Walks/default.aspx#12886)
Afternoon Seminar: Introduction to the Portuguese Marranos in England.
Evening Shabbat dinner at Bevis Marks (http://www.bevismarks.org.uk). Participants are welcome to attend shabbat services.
Free day. Participants are welcome to attend shabbat services at Bevis Marks.
Morning 11 am-Walking tour of Jewish east London, Sephardic Jews under Oliver Cromwell and the role played by the Sephardim in the East End. The tour includes a visit to the Sephardic cemeteries Velho and Novo and the site of the great Sephardic Beth Holim. Tour by Clive Bettington of
Jewish East End Celebration Society. (http://www.jeecs.org.uk)
Afternoon Visit to the Jewish Museum of London which contains many treasures donated by the Sephardim of Portugal and Spain.
Evening Seminar: The London Marranos Committee which helped build the only synagogue in Europe in the year of Kristalnacht, will examine the role of such luminaries as Lucien Wolf, Cecil Roth and Paul Goodman, president of the Committee.
Presented by JackWhite.(http://www.jackwhite.net/iberia/index.html)
Travel to Porto.
Evening Seminar: Introduction to Portuguese Jewish history and the Marranos.
Morning Travel to Braganza by bus (3.5 hours). (Bus talk-The Marranos of Northern Portugal).
Afternoon Walking tour and visit to art gallery. Tour by Emilia Nogueiro (http://historia-e-arte.blogspot.com)
Evening Seminar-The Marranos of Braganza in the 18th century and the Inquisition, Fernanda Guimarães
Morning Seminar: DNA study and the Marranos of Northern Portugal by PHD candidate Inês Nogueiro.
Afternoon Visit to Carção, capital of Marranismo (1.5 hours by bus-talk-Marrano resistance and rituals in Carção). Walking tour by Paulo Lopes (http://www.almocreve.pt/). (lunch in Carção).
Evening Return to Porto (Bus talk- Captain Barros Basto, the Apostle of the Marranos). Visit Amarante (45 minutes from Porto), birthplace/burial site of Captain Barros Basto (Kaddish ceremony at cemetery).
Morning Walking tour-The Olival Judiaria, birthplace of Uriel Acosta (Gabriel da Costa ), perhaps the world's first secular Jew. Baruch Spinosa (Bento de Espinhosa) was 8 years old at the time of his tragic death.
Afternoon Visit the studios of Jose Rodrigues, renowned Marrano artist and sculptor.
Evening Seminar: Spinoza, the Marrano of Reason and Barros Basto, the Marrano Mirage , Alexander Teixeira Mendes, founding member of Ladina and author of, Barros Basto, A Miragem Marrana (http://ladina.blogspot.com/2007/08/blog-post_4083.html.)
Morning Walking tour of Miragaia Judiaria.
Afternoon Seminar: Captain Barros Basto, the Portuguese Dreyfuss and the campaign for his rehabilitation. Jorge Neves, founding member of Ladina, filmmaker (http://alfandegafilmes.blogspot.com/), and vice-president of the Israeli Community of Porto (http://comunidade-israelita-porto.org).
Evening Shabbat dinner at Kadoorie synagogue, the “Cathedral” of the Marranos. Participants are welcome to attend Shabbat services.
Free day: Participants are welcome to attend Shabbat services at Kadoorie synagogue.
Literary Club of Porto
Morning Seminar: The Marrano/Sephardic pioneers of the USA
Evening -dinner wrap up
1. The tour will be conducted in English. Where a presenter does not speak English, simultaneous translation will be provided.
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