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13th Century Portrait of a Spanish Jew

The Jewish Journal reported that archaeologists in Spain have identified a drawing of a Jewish man on a pottery fragment from the 13th century. For the article follow the link below:

Medieval Spanish Jew

The pottery fragment was found in Teruel, approximately 140 miles east of Madrid. Teruel eventually became a key Jewish population center.  The fragment shows a part of the face of a bearded man who has been traced to Jewish iconography from the period.


Posted by Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez, the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education, and author of What is Kosher?

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One comment on “13th Century Portrait of a Spanish Jew

  1. Spotlight Gesundheit
    May 11, 2016

    I love archaeological finds! Makes me wonder just how much unearthed knowledge is out there.

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