Moors from North Africa who conquered Spain and Portugal (called the Iberian Peninsula in the early 700’s) gave refuge and opportunity to the Sephardic Jews and together they created and advanced Spain’s “Golden Era”, particularly in Seville, Cordova and Toledo. Philosophy, medicine, mathematics, law and theology were discussed and studied by brilliant minds. By 1492, the Inquisition had devastated both the Moorish and Sephardic Jewish populations of Spain.
Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret Genealogy – A How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy II – Uncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III – From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:
Secret Genealogy II: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-II-Christian-Ancestors/dp/1484053222
Secret Genealogy III: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-III-Jewish-Anglo-Saxon-Acadians/dp/148407579X
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