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A synagogue, a well, a mikveh and a stele: ethnographic notes on Bragança´s Jewish heritage

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22 October 2021

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This article analyzes some of the data collected during an anthropological research carried out among Jews, crypto-Jews and their descendants from Bragança, Portugal. In view of the growing interest in the Jewish heritage in the country, Bragança has also revived its Jewish legacy and is decorated with new Jewish cultural spaces in recent years. The study describes what were the authenticity and significance premises set by the official agents involved in this construction and also the Brigantines´ role and perceptions in the process, reflecting on the ‘engaging heritage’ notion considering four local sites.

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Pignatelli, Marina A synagogue, a well, a mikveh and a stele: ethnographic notes on Bragança´s Jewish heritage. Jewish Culture and History. 22 October 2021:  https://archive.jpr.org.uk/10.1080/1462169X.2021.1991286