ASSOCIATION ADHIE & JEWISH COMMUNITY CASEI AS PART OF THE PROJECT “MEMORIAL JARDIM ANUSIM” PART 2

CASEI BECAME PART OF THE THIRD EDITION OF THE CONCERT FOR PEACE, SUPPORTING THE PARTICIPATION OF THE MUSICAL ENSEMBLE "LOS LADINOS"

On November 28th, 2019 – CASEI became part of the third edition of the Concert for Peace, supporting the participation of the Musical Ensemble «Los Ladinos», and the performance of Maestro Francesco Lotoro, Director of the «Institute of Concentration and Music Literature», institute that promotes the preservation of the music that was composed at the Concentration Camps by the victims that went prisoners during the Shoa.

ASSOCIATION ADHIE & JEWISH COMMUNITY CASEI AS PART OF THE PROJECT “MEMORIAL JARDIM ANUSIM”

ASSOCIATION ADHIE & JEWISH COMMUNITY CASEI AS PART OF THE PROJECT “MEMORIAL JARDIM ANUSIM”

01st November 2020 – Association ADHIE & Jewish Community CASEI as part of the project “Memorial Jardim Anusim”. They bought the property on the historic route of «Ciudad Real» for the creation of a memorial garden where trees can be dedicated in memory of the victims of the inquisition, so that their names will not be forgotten.

ASSOCIATION ADHIE & JEWISH COMMUNITY CASEI – COIMBRA 2ND PART

ASSOCIATION ADHIE & JEWISH COMMUNITY CASEI – COIMBRA 2ND PART

10th December 2020 – Association ADHIE & Jewish Community CASEI – COIMBRA, together with the Chamber of Commerce Israel Iberoamerica, on the occasion of the Hanukkah Festival, was organized a commemorative act in memory of the Touza Sisters and all those just but unknown who were light during the darkness of the Nazi Holocaust in World War II in Ribadavia and Ourense.

ASSOCIATION ADHIE & JEWISH COMMUNITY CASEI – COIMBRA

ASSOCIATION ADHIE & JEWISH COMMUNITY CASEI – COIMBRA

10th December 2020 – Association ADHIE & Jewish Community CASEI – COIMBRA, together with the Chamber of Commerce Israel Iberoamerica, on the occasion of the Hanukkah Festival, was organized a commemorative act in memory of the Touza Sisters and all those just but unknown who were light during the darkness of the Nazi Holocaust in World War II in Ribadavia and Ourense.

ASSOCIATION ADHIE & JEWISH COMMUNITY CASEI, AS PART OF THE PROJECT «MEMORIAL JARDIM ANUSIM» 3TH PART

ASSOCIATION ADHIE & JEWISH COMMUNITY CASEI, AS PART OF THE PROJECT "MEMORIAL JARDIM ANUSIM" 3TH PART

10th January 2022 – Association ADHIE & Jewish Community CASEI, as part of the project «Memorial Jardim Anusim», together with the Laboratory of Jewish Studies of Universidad of Lisbon, has published the research of family trees of Jewish that were persecuted by the courts of the Portuguese Inquisition in Guarda.

ASSOCIATION ADHIE & JEWISH COMMUNITY CASEI, AS PART OF THE PROJECT «MEMORIAL JARDIM ANUSIM» 2ND PART

ASSOCIATION ADHIE & JEWISH COMMUNITY CASEI, AS PART OF THE PROJECT "MEMORIAL JARDIM ANUSIM" 2ND PART

10th February 2022 – Association ADHIE & Jewish Community CASEI, as part of the project «Memorial Jardim Anusim», together with the Laboratory of Jewish Studies of Universidad of Lisbon, has published the 2nd part of the research of family trees of Jewish that were persecuted by the courts of the Portuguese Inquisition in Trancoso.

DISSEMINATION OF SEPHARDIC MUSIC AT THE SECOND EDITION OF THE CONCERT FOR PEACE

DISSEMINATION OF SEPHARDIC MUSIC AT THE SECOND EDITION OF THE CONCERT FOR PEACE

December 07th 2018 – The last December 06th, the CASEI Jewish Community in conjunction with the Support and Promotion Office of Costa Rica and the Ralli Museum celebrated the second edition of the Concert For Peace in commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the abolition of the Costa Rican army.
For this event, we counted with the distinguished participation of the musical group Los Ladinos.

The musical group Los Ladinos, is a recently created group specialized in Sephardic music, which has sought to promote through its interpretations the cultural heritage of Sephardic music.

Many of its members are part of other larger musical organizations, and have received individual musical awards. During the event, they performed a series of musical interpretations of musical pieces from Costa Rica, Israel and especially traditional Sephardic music.

ASSOCIATION ADHIE & JEWISH COMMUNITY CASEI, AS PART OF THE PROJECT «MEMORIAL JARDIM ANUSIM»

ASSOCIATION ADHIE & JEWISH COMMUNITY CASEI, AS PART OF THE PROJECT "MEMORIAL JARDIM ANUSIM"

10th February 2022 – Association ADHIE & Jewish Community CASEI, as part of the project «Memorial Jardim Anusim», together with the Laboratory of Jewish Studies of Universidad of Lisbon, has published the 1st part of the research of family trees of Jewish that were persecuted by the courts of the Portuguese Inquisition in Trancoso.

Commemorative Plaque in Honor of the 198th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Portuguese Inquisition

Commemorative Plaque in Honor of the 198th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Portuguese Inquisition

March 28th, 2019 – In commemoration of the 198th anniversary of the abolition of the Portuguese Inquisition, the jewish community CASEI unveiled a commemorative plaque at the Academic Faculty of Netania.

The Portuguese Inquisition was established in 1536, with the approval of Pope Paul III, and it lasted until 1821. Its purpose was to suppress heresy and root out Judaism, which had been practiced by many Jews who had converted to Christianity to avoid persecution. The Inquisition was characterized by its cruel methods of torture and forced confessions, as well as its strict surveillance of the lives of those suspected of heresy.

Over the years, the Inquisition faced opposition from many quarters. The Enlightenment, which began in the 18th century, brought new ideas about individual rights and freedom of religion, which challenged the Inquisition’s authority. Many Enlightenment thinkers saw the Inquisition as an obstacle to progress and a violation of human rights. The French Revolution, which began in 1789, also had an impact on the Inquisition, as it spread revolutionary ideals throughout Europe.

Despite these challenges, it was not until the 19th century that the Inquisition was finally abolished in Portugal. The abolition was part of a broader movement of liberal reforms that swept across Europe in the wake of the French Revolution. In Portugal, the movement was led by a group of liberal intellectuals and politicians who were committed to the ideals of the Enlightenment.

In 1820, a revolution broke out in Portugal, which led to the establishment of a constitutional monarchy. The new government was committed to reforming the country and abolishing the Inquisition was one of its top priorities. In 1821, the Inquisition was officially abolished, and its assets were confiscated by the government.

The abolition of the Inquisition was a significant moment in the history of Portugal. It marked the end of centuries of religious persecution and signaled a new era of tolerance and freedom. It also had an impact on the Jewish community in Portugal, which had suffered greatly under the Inquisition. Although many Jews had left the country during the Inquisition, others had remained and continued to practice their religion in secret. The abolition of the Inquisition allowed Jews to practice their religion openly for the first time in centuries.

Today, the abolition of the Inquisition is celebrated as a moment of liberation and enlightenment in Portuguese history. It is seen as a symbol of the country’s commitment to freedom, democracy, and human rights. It is also a reminder of the dark side of religious fanaticism and the importance of tolerance and diversity in society.

In conclusion, the abolition of the Portuguese Inquisition was a significant event in the history of Portugal and a testament to the power of enlightened ideals. It was the culmination of centuries of struggle against religious persecution and a victory for freedom and democracy. The legacy of the Inquisition still resonates today, as a reminder of the importance of tolerance and respect for human rights.

198th Anniversary of the abolition of the Portuguese Inquisition

198TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ABOLITION OF THE PORTUGUESE INQUISITION

March 26th, 2019 – In commemoration of the 198th anniversary of the abolition of the Portuguese Inquisition, we had the opportunity to count with the presence of Mr. Nuno Borrego, member of the Laboratory of Jewish Studies of the University of Lisbon and the former Undersecretary of Culture of Portugal, Professor Dr. Antonio de Sousa Lara, to give a lecture on the history of the Portuguese Jews at the Ralli Recanati Museum.

Professor Antonio de Sousa, during the event, made a presentation on the history of the Portuguese Jews and the suffering they were forced to endure and spoke about the enormous effort that these communities made in order to sustain their Jewish beliefs even if it was in a hidden way as an attempt to preserve Judaism and their beliefs as far as their strength would allow them.

For us it has been a great honor to be able to count on the participation of such an outstanding person within the Portuguese people as Professor Antonio de Sousa Lara in this commemorative act, and we hope to be able to continue counting on his participation in the events we organize in the future.