Medieval Majorca and its Golden Age
We will visit the inside of the permanent exhibit in the Jewish Quarter Interpretation Center inaugurated in 2015 as we trace the footsteps of the Medieval Jews who walked the narrow alleyways of the Casco Antiguo – or Old Town. We will learn about famous Mallorquin rabbis, philosophers, and cartographers such as Jafuda ben Cresques. We will also learn about the terrible attacks on the Jewish quarters of the island in 1391 that would later set the stage for the forced general mass conversion of 1435. Come and look for clues and hints that suggest a robust Jewish community that was extinguished over centuries in the fires of the Inquisition.