Sephardic Jews

Portuguese officers detain rabbi over Roman Abramovich citizenship

Portuguese officers detain rabbi over Roman Abramovich citizenship

  • Abramovich was granted citizenship in April 2021 based on a law offering naturalization to descendants of Sephardic Jews who were expelled from the Iberian peninsula
  • Applicants’ genealogies are vetted by experts at one of Portugal’s Jewish centers — the Porto center, where Daniel Litvak is the rabbi, was responsible for Abramovich’s process
By Reuters ·