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Survivors of the Spanish Exile: The Underground Jews of Ibiza

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Publication Date: February 1988

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Gloria Mound

Series: The Jerusalem Letter, no.99, February 10, 1988

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Sephardic Jews; Jewish Outreach; Jewish Continuity; Community Development

Type: Report


The author, whose life work is finding hidden Jewish communities and assisting them to reconnect with Judaism, discusses the semi-secret Jewish community in Ibiza, one of the Balearic islands in Spain. The author outlines the reasons Jews in Ibiza were able to live partly openly since the Spanish Inquisition, maintaining synagogues and schools.