Thursday, May 6, 2010
Shir Tikvah Congregation
5000 Girard Avenue South, Minneapolis
This Event is Free & Open to the Public
The Edict of Expulsion by the Spanish monarchs in 1492 ended over a millennium of co-existence between Jews and Christians on the Iberian peninsula. In 1487-88, the Inquisition falsely accused a group of Jewish and New Christian neighbors near Toledo of committing ritual murder on a Christian child. The sensational trial was instrumental in the royal decision to expel the Jews. Trial documents reveal the complex daily interaction of Christians and Jews under the Inquisition--and how the Inquisition read that coexistence as a threat to the nation's integrity and security. *SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: Musical selections by the Voices of Sepharad.