English-speaking Jew in Gibraltar


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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The tiny English-speaking Jewish community in Gibraltar has a very complicated history. Their ancestors are mostly Sephardic Jews, expelled from Spain in 1492. From there, they settled in Morocco. In the early 1800s, England conquered Gibraltar. They brought some of these Jewish people to Gibraltar from Morocco, especially merchants who provided provisions for British soldiers stationed there. There was a time when the British expelled the Jews from Gibraltar, but later they allowed them to return.


In time, English became their preferred language. Most of them live in the center of downtown on Main Street.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Jewish population in Gibraltar is small, but visible. They have their own kosher restaurants, synagogues and schools. In this part of the world, Jewish people are trying hard to maintain their distinction from the rest of society. One of the effects is their adherence to Orthodox Judaism. Even in this small area, there are a couple of Orthodox synagogues that date back over 100 years. They are ornate, beautiful and well attended. They are used for worship; these are not just cultural sites.


What Are Their Beliefs?

For religious Jews in Gibraltar, God is the Supreme Being, the Creator of the universe, and the ultimate judge of human affairs. Beyond this, the religious beliefs of the Jewish communities vary greatly. Orthodox Jews generally follow the traditional religious beliefs and practices found in the Jewish literature that interprets Scripture regarding ethical, religious, civil, and criminal matters.


Reform Jews do not believe that the Jewish Law is divinely revealed. They are not restricted to kosher foods. They neither wear the skullcap (yarmulke) when praying nor use Hebrew in prayer. All religious Jews believe in the coming of a Messianic Age, but only the Orthodox Jews look for a personal Messiah.


What Are Their Needs?

Jewish people have a wonderful understanding of their connection with the Abrahamic Covenant. However, they also have a history of rejecting Jesus Christ as Messiah, the one who fulfilled that covenant. They tend to view Christianity as the religion of their oppressors rather than the fulfillment of what God promised all of humanity through Abraham centuries ago.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to give the Jewish people in Gibraltar hearts that will want to please him. May they look to the Lord for guidance and truth, and not be satisfied with cultural traditions.


Pray for Jewish people in Gibraltar to begin a movement to Jesus Christ, finding ways to exalt him while honoring their culture.


Pray for the Lord to move among Jewish leaders in Gibraltar to open the doors to Christ’s ambassadors.


Scripture Prayers for the Jew, English-speaking in Gibraltar.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Jew, English-speaking
People Name in Country Jew, English-speaking
Natural Name English-speaking Jew
Pronunciation joo
Population this Country 800
Population all Countries 5,324,000
Total Countries 12
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Azx; Bene Israel; Bukharic Jew; Central Asian Jew; Hasidim; Jew, Persian; Jewish; Jews; Judeo-German; Judeo-Persian; Shanvar Teli; Spanish Jew; Yahudan; Yahudi; Yudan
People ID 12347
ROP3 Code 117322

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Primary Language English (800 speakers)
Language Code eng   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language English (800 speakers)
Language Code eng   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking English

Primary Language:  English

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1530-1995)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1380-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1382-2020)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
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Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
95.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
4.50 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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