Jewish Zamora, with Jesús Jambrina (2/3): History and Centro Isaac Campantón
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the legend of the automaton of Tábara, a town in the Spanish province of Zamora?
(This is part 2 of a series of three programs about Jewish presence and history in Zamora, a city and province in the northwest of Spain, near the Portuguese border.)
Dr. Jesús Jambrina is an Associate Professor of Spanish and History at Viterbo University in Wisconsin. Dr. Jambrina has done extensive research into the Jewish history of Zamora. In part 1 of this series we spoke with him about his book, which is an annotated chronology of Jewish-related events that took place there, and also about Isaac ben Jacob Campanton, Rabbi of Zamora in the 14th to 15th centuries.
Dr. Jambrina was responsible for the establishment of the Centro Isaac Campantón in Zamora and also for the organization of six annual international conferences about Jewish history and presence in that region. In this program he is speaking with us about the history of the Jews in Zamora, and the Centro Campantón.