I first saw a Judería when walking in the streets of Segovia, a small Spanish city just a couple of hours outside of Madrid. Though not a Jewish "ghetto" in being so tightly sealed as the Jewish areas of Venice or Rome, it delimited the section of the city in which Jews could settle.
"Why," I thought to myself, "would anyone want to live here?" The streets were narrow, the shops tightly packed. I could just imagine how readily disease must have spread -- especially when there was…
Added by Joshua Stanton on June 10, 2011 at 5:10pm — No Comments