After several hundred years Spain has decided to entice into its country Sephardic Jews. These are the descendants of the Jews who were tortured and expelled by good old Queen Isabella of Spain and her spouse Ferdinand in 1492.
It’s an intriguing phenomenon that countries such as England, France and Spain can’t wait to expel their Jewish inhabitants when the economy is okay, but when things go bad these countries decide they need Jewish contributions after all.
Am I cynical about Spain’s current welcome mat being rolled out for the Jews who were kicked out of its country in 1492? You betcha.
It seems to me that the Spanish economy must be doing very badly indeed for the Jews to be invited back once again.