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Lucena derives its name from a Hebrew word meaning "may God save us" and was originally almost exclusively inhabited by Jews. It was home to one of the richest trade industries as well as great names of Jewish scholars including Maimonides. Its Jewish population increased as it accepted Jews fleeing persecution, seeking safety in this city where the elected Rabbi was also a reigning judge in civil and criminal court. Today, Lucena is most known for its Easter ceremony where antique sculptures are carried throughout the city. Famous personalities: Abraham Ibn Ezra (1089-1167) Isaac Al-Fasi (1013-1103) Yosef Ibn Meir Ha-Levi Ibn Megas (1077-1141)

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World Jewish Travel Official December 25, 2019

City Story: Lucena

Lucena derives its name from a Hebrew word meaning "may God save us" and was originally almost exclusively inhabited by Jews. It was home to one of the richest trade industries as well as great names of Jewish scholars including Maimonides. Its Jewish population increased as it accepted Jews fleeing persecution, seeking safety in this city where the elected Rabbi was also a reigning judge in civil and criminal court. Today, Lucena is most known for its Easter ceremony where antique sculptures are carried throughout the city. Famous personalities: Abraham Ibn Ezra (1089-1167) Isaac Al-Fasi (1013-1103) Yosef Ibn Meir Ha-Levi Ibn Megas (1077-1141)

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World Jewish Travel brings the Barcelona Haggadah exhibit to you with our new virtual tour!

This exhibit at the Barcelona History Museum tells the story of the highly active center for the production of Haggadot, manuscripts containing the ritual of the Passover Seder, used by families living in Barcelona's Jewish quarter and other Jewish communities 🇪🇸

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