Jewish Heritage in Gibraltar
An Architectural Guide published by Sharman Kadish for the Jewish Heritage UK
published by Spire Books Ltd
The Rock of Gibraltar has been a haven for Jews since its capture by the British in 1704, Catholic Spain having expelled them from its shores in 1492. By the mid-18th century, about a third of the population of Gibraltar was Jewish, adding to the richly cosmopolitan mix of the free port. Today Christians, Muslims, Jews and Hindus, from England, Spain, Portugal, Italy, North Africa and India live side by side in Gibraltar. Now the Gibraltar Jewish community - Sephardim mostly from Morocco - is some 600 strong and its four historic synagogues are all still in use. They form a rare legacy in Europe having been untouched by the ravages of the Second World War. Discover Jewish heritage in Gibraltar with this first-ever authoritative guidebook featuring full-colour photographs, drawings and an architectural heritage trail. Sharman Kadish is Director of Jewish Heritage UK. There are maps and drawings by architect Barbara Bowman and specially commissioned photography by Nigel Corrie of English Heritage.
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