Jewish people resided across the Iberian Peninsula for many centuries, where they established highly developed communities and thrived. Their history is remarkable, impacted by changing perceptions and attitudes over time, facing huge challenges.
“Sefarad, Soul’s Calling” discusses the events leading up to the 15th century expulsions of Jews from Spain and Portugal, the people’s determination to maintain their faith and what the future holds for Sephardic people. Utilising family history and current experiences, the aim is to share a deeper understanding of what it means to be Sephardic.
Denise Sabino Villanova has a Master’s degree in British Culture and Politics and in French Philosophy achieved at the Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany. Currently, she is a Doctorate student, Modern Foreign Literature Area, Hispanic Studies at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) Brazil. She is a collaborator curator and lecturer at the Instituto Cervantes, Porto Alegre, the diplomatic organ to spread the Hispanic culture around the world. Descending from Sephardic Jews from the Iberian Peninsula, she started sharing Sephardic history and culture as a means of reflecting on Sephardic roots that left us a rich legacy.
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