miércoles, 17 de agosto de 2022

viernes, 12 de agosto de 2022

Zamora in the map of Sefarad. Conference Proceedings, 2013-2021, PDF or ePub version

First edition (Spanish)

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Índice


Introducción: Zamora en el mapa de Sefarad

 

Zamora: el centro más importante de estudios judíos en el siglo XV español
Abraham Gross

 

Isaac Campantón (1360-1463), rabino de Zamora y gaon de Casti- lla y León, autor de Los caminos del Talmud
Jesús Jambrina

 

La interpretación sefardí de Campantón en el aprendizaje en la Yeshivá
Yitzchak Kerem

 

Contexto histórico de la polémica anti-judía de Alfonso de Zamora
Ahuva Ho

 

La educación judía en Castilla: las Taqqanot de 1432
Virginia Labrador Martín

 

La traducción de la Biblia hecha por el Rabí Moisés Arragel: comentarios
Leandro Rodríguez

 

Cruzando fronteras y recuperando identidades: la odisea de los cristianos nuevos portugueses después de 1496
Jane S. Gerber

 

Sobre tornadiços, conversos y cristianos nuevos en la ciudad de Zamora: la Raya, lugar de tránsito y asentamiento
María Antonia Muriel Sastre

 

Identidades conversas: espacios intermedios e indeterminados

Elizabeth Koza

 

Los judaizantes en los sambenitos de la Catedral de Tui: disidencia religiosa y tensión social en la frontera del Miño
Suso Vila

 

Huellas judías y leonesas en el Quijote
Santiago Trancón Pérez

 

Del Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisición al presente: una búsqueda de raíces judías
Genie Milgrom

 

Viviendas de judíos y conversos en la raya de Castilla y León

Emilio Fonseca Moretón

 

Os cristãos-novos do Sabugal
Jorge Martins

 

Carção y su memoria judía
José Manuel Laureiro y Anun Barriuso

 

Ecos de las tradiciones musicales de los criptojudíos en la Raya
Judith Cohen

 

Los Díaz Pimienta, una familia de origen sefardí en La Habana de los siglos XVI al XVIII
Jesús Jambrina

 

Rabinos de la Habana. Publicaciones entre 1920 y 1959
Adriana Hernández Gómez de Molina

 

La presencia del árbol de la vida en dos logos museísticos

Blanca Flor Herrero Morán

 

La historia de los prisioneros españoles en los campos de concentración alemanes entre 1940 y 1945
Gloria Mound

Poemas

 

Zamora
Margalit Matitiahu

 

El último Perera
Ruth Behar


Ilustraciones de Emilio Beneitez

miércoles, 9 de marzo de 2022

Ten years of International Jewish Sephardic Congresses in Zamora, Spain, July 4-6, 2022

Here is our preliminary Schedule for this year´s congress, which will take place online, time zone Spain.


Monday, July 4


10 – Welcome

10:15 – 11:30, "The imaginary Jew in Spanish Literature”, Marciano Martín Manuel, historian

12 –14, "Letters of the Center AGUDAD AHIM from the Isralite Community of Barcelona, 1926-1937" by María Antonia Muriel Sastre.


Tuesday, July 5  

10 – 11,  “My Sefarad, 40 years of relations with Spain and Iberoamerica”, by Abraham Haim, historian

 

12 – 14, Book presentation

Tía Fortuna's New Home:A Jewish Cuban Journey
(2022), by Ruth Behar

Wednesday, July 6



10 – 11:30, “Zamoran Rabies: family discoveries” by Genie Milgrom, genealogist.

12-14, Books presentation:

Zamora in the map of Sefarad
. Congress Proceedings, 2013-2020 (Essays, 2022), editors Jesús Jambrina & Alfredo Alonso

Those we missed (Novel, 2022), by Jaime Einstein (1947-2015), editor Pilar Diez

13:15 - 14, Closings followed by Open Annual Board Meeting

 



viernes, 26 de noviembre de 2021

Gedaliah Ibn Yahya on Isaac Campantón


The great rabbi R. Isaac Campanton, known as the Gaon of Castile (including Leon), of Spain, son of the great rabbi R. Jacob, and R. Israel Ashkenazi received the traditions from their fathers and our rabbis of previous generations in about 5120 (1360). R. Isaac Campanton spread Torah widely and had many students. He lived a long life, dying in the year 5223 (1463). He had a regal appearance. R. Isaac de Leon, one of his students, was knowledgeable in miracles, and died at the age of seventy. R. Isaac Aboab (refereeing to the second), a great sage and one of his students, died in Portugal in the year 5253 (1493), about seven months after the exile from Spain. He was sixty years old at his death, and was one of the students of the above-named R. Isaac Campanton (...)

Gedaliah Ibn Yahya (1515-1587)
“The chain of tradition”, included in David Raphael, The Expulsión 1492 Chronicles, Carmi House Press, 1992, pp. 178-79. 

Picture of a drawing by Manuel Castellano (1846-1880). Title: Attire. It is specified in the note on the upper right hand that it refers to Jewish clothing in the 14th century.  

jueves, 25 de noviembre de 2021

Auschwitz, by León Felipe (Tábara, Zamora, 1884 – Mexico City, 1968)

To all Jews in the world, my friends, my brethren

Those infernal poets,
Dante, Blake, Rimbaud…
keep it quiet…
don’t play so loud…
Shut up!
Any inhabitant of Earth today
knows more about Hell
than those three poets together.
I am sure Dante plays his violin very well
Oh, what a virtuoso!...
But he shouldn’t pretend now,
with his wonderful tercets, 
and his perfect hendecasyllables,
to scare that Jewish boy who has been ripped
from his parents;
he is alone.
Alone!
waiting for his turn
in the crematories of Auschwitz.
Dante… you descended deep into the Inferno
guided by Virgil’s hand 
(Virgil, “Gran Cicerone”),
your Divine Comedy was a funny adventure
of music and tourism.
This is different… something else.
How should I explain it?  
if you don’t have imagination!
You… don’t have any imagination,
remember, in your Inferno
there is not a single boy
and the one you see there…
is alone.
He is alone! With no Cicerone…
waiting for the gates of Hell to open, 
a hell that you, poor Florentine,
could not have even imagined it.
This is different, let me explain. 
Look! This is a place where nobody
can play a violin;
all the violin strings in the world will break here. 
Do you understand that, Infernal Poets?
Virgil, Dante, Blake, Rimbaud…
keep it quite!
Don’t play so loud... Shh!...
Shut up!
I am also a great violinist
and I have played in Hell many times…
But now, here
I break my violin… and remain silent.  
  
Listen to the poem read in Spanish by León Felipe (click here)
Translation into English: Jesús Jambrina
Touchstone, Art & Literature Magazine, Vol. 82
Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA


León Felipe (Zamora, 1884 – Mexico City, 1968) is considered one of the major poets of the Spanish language in the twentieth century. He was also a playwright, and translator of American writers Walt Whitman and Waldo Frank. He graduated from Pharmacy, which brought him a nomadic life by working in different cities and towns. In 1920 León Felipe published his first poetry book in Madrid, titled The Walker’s Verses and Prayers. Soon after, he traveled to Equatorial Guinea to work at a hospital, and in 1922 he went for the first time to Mexico from where he visited the United States, and Panama. 

In 1936, León Felipe returned to Spain to fight in favor of the Spanish Republic against Francisco Franco’s fascist insurrection. In 1939, after a brief visit to France and Cuba, he returned to Mexico where he lived in exile until his death in 1968. 

León Felipe’s literary style was strongly prophetic with Biblical and Whitmanian influences, meaning a strong humanistic orientation. His writings delve deep into historical thinking as a call for a hopeful and socially just world. Since the arrival of democracy to Spain in 1975, León Felipe’s poetry has been valued as a testimony of the exiles during the Spanish Civil War; many of his poems have been musicalized,  and are greatly appreciated in both sides of the Atlantic as part of the Spanish American literary tradition.


 In 2002, the Zamora City Council in Spain acquired León Felipe’s original manuscripts, including many unpublished works, as the foundation for a future center of studies that will have his name. In 2010 the prestigious Spanish press Visor put in circulation the–so far–most complete collection of his poems. “Auschwitz” is included in the book Oh! This Old and Broken Violin(1965). 

domingo, 21 de noviembre de 2021

Jewish, and converso last names from Zamora, Spain

Jewish and converso last names from historical archive documents in Zamora, Spain. Most are from the 11th to the 18th centuries, some are from inquisitorial cases in Portugal, mainly Tras Os Montes, but with residency in Zamora.

Spelling from the original source has been maintained, most are easily transcribable to modern orthography. When the last name is not a direct reference to the city of Zamora, location is included in parenthesis, as well as any other data or information to clarify context on the last name.

After the alphabetical list, there is a copy of Jewish and converso last names after 1492, drawn from a recent academic published article. For questions, comments or suggestions, please, email at centrocampanton@gmail.com 


A - Abadías, Abad de Aula, Abelaben, Abemiver, Abenamar, Abenahypón (Benavente)Abenjamil (Toro), Aben Baça (Baz, Vaz, Abençali), Abenbazar (Fuentesaúco), Abenamías, Aben Farax, Abenrrós, Aben Rubí, Abenzón, Abna, Abohaf (o Aboab), Ámbar, Alashkar, Alba (o Alvo), Albino (Bragança), Abolfazcan (Castroverde de Campos), Alfón, Alonso, Alvarez, Alua, Arama, Aven Sento

B - Bellamín (Villapando), Beny, Berroy (Fermoselle), Bida, Bueno

C - Cabeça (Villalpando), Cañizal, Campantón (también Canpanton, Qanpanton, Kanpanton), Cardero, Carvajal (Bermillo de Sayago y Benavente), Catalán, Castro, Colodre (Toro), Cominete, Comineto (Benavente), Conde, Chamorro, Cedillo, Corcos, Cordero, Çaragoça, Çalama, David (Toro),

D - De la Fuente (Fuentesaúco)

E - Estuñiga

F - Fernández

G - Galochero (Villalpando), Gambuayo, Garçia, Gazapo, Gómez (Toro), Gonçalez,

H - Habib, Ha-Leví (Toro)

J - Jambrina (1994 record from the Jewish Cementery in Madrid), toponym of a town 10 miles Southeast of Zamora.

L - Lopes (Trancoso), Luna

M- Manrique, Marcos (Villalpando), Maldonado, Medina, Méndez (Coimbra), Meir, Milano, Monzón (Alcañices), Musa

N - Naci, Melamed, Nuño de Fito

O- Oeb, Orabuena (Fermoselle), Ortuño (Bragança)

P- Paz, Peres, Pordomingo (Sayago), Portuguesa

R - Rico (Fuentesaúco), Rodríguez, Romi

S - Saba, Salón, San Román, Santa Ana

V - Valçina, Valencia, Valensí, Venialuo, Vida, Villalobos (Villalpando)

T- Tornero, Torralvo,

 

Z - Zamora (besides the city, also present in Villalpando)

The following last names along with their Christian ones after 1492 were copied from: Martialay,Teresa,  “Conversos y atribución de identidades conversas en tiempos de la expulsión de los judíos de la diócesis de Zamora” en Amrán, Rica & Antonio Cortijo Ocaña, Eds, Minorías en la España medieval y moderna, siglos XVI - XVII, eHumanista, 2017, 33-46

Abraham de Valencia (Fernando de Valencia)
Abraham aben Rubí (Maestre Fadrique)
Jaco de Medina (Fernand Pérez)
Mosé Obadías (Fernando de Miranda)
Rabí Salomón (Tomás)
Ysaque aben Farax (Pedro Osorio)
Yuçe Melamed (Luis Núñez Coronel)
Reyna Corcos (Isabel Osorio)

Abraham aben Baça (Juan de la Peña)

According to Martialay, the following names appear on the documents only as conversos without their Jewish names or last names

Clara (wife of Tomás)
Isabel Fernández (widow of Simuel of Ámbar) and her daughters
Martín Alonso (two persons with the same name)
Fernand Gómez, his wife and children
Manuel Pérez
Isabel Fernández (widow of  Simuel Gambuayo) y her children
Alonso de Zamora
Juan de Zamora
Juan de Valencia
Maese Pedro

lunes, 15 de noviembre de 2021

Why supporting us?





1- We are a group of community Scholars studying Jewish legacy in the region of Zamora, Spain, where Jews lived for more than a millennium. Lines of research include:
· Documented Jewish presence from the 10th to the 15th centuries
· Jews from Zamora in the diaspora
· Crypto Jewish communities from 1492 to the present
· B´nei Anusim memories and stories
· Homage to twenty-two antifascist fighters from Zamora incarcerated in Mauthausen
· Help families building their Jewish genealogies 

2- Centro Campanton has organized nine international congresses (2013-2021) along with annual cultural events & activities related to Jewish life 

3- Collaboration with local organizations, government and academic institutions to recuperate Jewish historic landmarks in the city and in the region

4- Centro Campanton have sponsored books publications, peer reviewed papers, and presentations at conference and events. 

5- Current projects we are trying to advance:
· A Jewish Museum in Zamora, to also house the Center
· Publication of congresses proceedings

6- This website documents our major programs, activities, and if you need more information you can reach us via email at centrocampanton@gmail.com
We also have two more webpages in Spanish: www.zamorasefardi.com & www.zamorasefardi.es