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The Portuguese Phoenix The Portuguese Phoenix
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by Kevin Zdiara | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Founded to resurrect Portuguese Judaism 75 years ago, Kadoorie Mekor Haim synagogue in Porto remains a symbol of Jewish resilience, faith, and conviction. 
The Portuguese Dreyfus The Portuguese Dreyfus
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by Kevin Zdiara | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

In 1894, the Jewish Captain Alfred Dreyfus was wrongly convicted of treason by an anti-Semitic French military court.  The world remembers Dreyfus.  It should also remember the Jewish military officer Artur Carlos de Barros Basto, wrongly convicted by an anti-Semitic Portuguese military court in 1937. 
Parsis and Jews, Exile and Return Parsis and Jews, Exile and Return
Monday, June 25, 2012 by Shai Secunda | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

At the turn of the 16th century, the Portuguese discovered an eastern passage to India that afforded them easy access to well-priced goods and to India’s natural wonders and human curiosities—and they encountered a community, exiled hundreds of years earlier, that many mistook for Jews.
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We Shall Overcome: the Prequel Menachem Wecker, Forward. A rare 16th-century painting of everyday life in Lisbon hints at ties between Jews and blacks—freemen as well as slaves—in pre-Inquisition Portugal.
The Secret Jews of Terceira Judith Fein, San Diego Jewish Journal. "In all my travels, I had never seen anything like this.  I had beheld hidden arks and sequestered shelves that held objects of worship, but an entire synagogue?"