GRANADA, SPAIN — To mark the first visit to Granada by a Jewish
religious leader since Jews were expelled from Spain over five centuries
ago, the city authorities had hoped to be host to a luncheon for Shlomo
Moshe Amar, the Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel.
Nowadays, however, Granada, a city of about 250,000, does not have any
strict kosher establishments. So the chief rabbi had to settle last week
for a garden picnic, in the beautiful surroundings of the Alhambra, the
former Moorish palace in whose throne room one of the 1492 expulsion
edicts for Jews was said to have been signed.
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