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Portuguese-speaking Jew

Portuguese-speaking Jew in Portugal
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Portuguese-speaking Jew in Portugal

The word Sephard was the name used by Jews in medieval times for the Iberian Peninsula. Sephardim Jews, then, are the descendants of the Jews who lived in Spain or Portugal prior to expulsion in 1492 by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Sephardim also have a distinctive language called Ladino, or Judeo-Spanish, which is a dialect of Castilian Spanish with Hebrew and Turkish elements. Most Jewish people in Portugal today speak Portuguese.

Ministry Obstacles

For religious Jews, 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. Whoever reaches out to the Jewish people in Portugal will need to understand this religious diversity.

Outreach Ideas

Jewish people everywhere, including Portugal, have a strong ethnic identity. Those who reach out to them can use this as a way to highlight their connection with the Jewish Messiah.

Scripture Focus

"You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’"  Acts 2:28

Scripture Prayer

Pray the Lord makes known to today’s people group the true path of live. Pray they learn to rejoice in God’s presence.

Prayer Focus

Pray that the Jewish people would understand that Jesus is the long-awaited Messiah. Pray that God would grant Jewish believers favor as they share their faith in Christ with people in Portugal. Ask the Lord of the harvest to send forth loving Christians to work among the Jewish communities. Pray for a movement to Christ among Portuguese Jews.

Portuguese-speaking Jew in Portugal

People Name: Portuguese-speaking Jew
Pronunciation:POR-choo-ghees joo
Country: Portugal
10/40 Window: No
Population: 3,300
World Population: 97,300
Language: Portuguese
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherent: 0.00%
Evangelical: 0.00%
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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