Shem Tov of Carrión.
Rabbi, ambassador, sailor, spy.
A prayer book was edited so that the wicked Greeks became wicked Syrians.
They were plugged into an international network of Iberian exiles.
The Abravanel Bible.
Yom Kippur in a waning community.
Greek authorities prevented Jews from rebuilding.
The scene of centuries of Jewish hopes, achievement, and catastrophe.
Once one of the world’s largest and most important Jewish communities.
Amsterdam’s Biblioteca Ets Haim.
And perhaps by love, too.
And the traditional importance of Maimonides’ principles of faith.
A crypto-Jew’s diary, written so as to be hidden from the Inquisition.
A bygone Sephardi metropolis.