Elizabeth ShapiroUnited States
The sad truth is that there isn't much in the way of a tangible historical Jewish presence in Lisbon. Gloria took us to places in the city that had once had Jewish significance, and spoke knowledgeably about Jewish history in Lisbon. High point of the tour was the visit to Lisbon's Sephardic synagogue, with the opportunity to hear Senhora Anna talk about the recent history of Jews in Lisbon, and her life as a Portuguese Jew.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That is right Elizabeth. You can ear more about Jewish presence than see. But I believe you managed to realize how Jewish lived and some still live in Lisbon. Thank you for coming. Gloria