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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Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas where he earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. He studied at the Siegal College of Judaic Studies in Cleveland and received a Master of Arts Degree with Distinction in Judaic Studies. He completed his doctoral studies at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago in 2015. His doctoral dissertation is titled “Complex Identities: Christian and Jewish Attitudes Towards Conversos” and was accepted in September 2015. He also studied at the American Seminary for Contemporary Judaism and received rabbinic ordination in 2011 from Yeshiva Mesilat Yesharim.

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