A Brief History of the Sephardim

The Jews of Spain

In 1492 King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella issued an edict calling for the expulsion of all Jewish people from his kingdom which included Castile, Catalonia, Aragon, Galicia, Majorca, Minorca, the Basque Provinces, Sardinia, Sicily, and Valencia. The official edict of expulsion was called the Alhambra Decree. Drawing of the Expulsion of the Jews 1492