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Fonseca: There were synagogues in Ela, Old Goa

José Nicolau da Fonseca, in his book, “An historical and archeological sketch of the city of Goa”, page 155, claims there were synagogues in the city of Ela. There were also a Rua dos Judeus (The street of the Jews) … Continue reading

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The “hundred Jews” mentioned by Charles Dellon

A.K Priolkar quotes an eyewitness account, by Charles Dellon, an Evangelical Christian born in1649 A.D. The French traveller writes about the burning of “hundred Jews”. Dellon was a prisoner in Goa for eighteen months, following an order of the inquisitors … Continue reading

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The war on Biblical faith, and the martyrs of “Rua dos Judeus” in Old Goa

84 Jewish converts to Catholicism, also called “New Christians”, were burnt at stake in Old Goa during a timespan of 31 years, from 1560 A.D to 1591 A.D. They were mostly traders or merchants, and were connected to “Rua Dos … Continue reading

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