CAMILA & JEFF: JEWISH WEDDING IN GERONA
Firstly, the highlight of this wedding is not only that it was probably the first Jewish wedding, held in the Patio de la Estrella, in many centuries.
Above all, undoubtedly, it was the first interfaith wedding held, according to Jewish traditions, in the Jewish Quarter of Girona, in all its centuries of history.
The Jewish wedding in Gerona was held at the Centro Bonastruc ça Porta, which is located in an emblematic building that in the 15th century contained the last synagogue in Gerona.
Currently the Museum of the History of the Jews and the Institute of Nahmanides Studies are housed in this emblematic building
Its location is between Calle de la Fuerza (La Fuerza Street) and Calle de San Lorenzo (San Lorenzo Street).
This site is open to the two routes that in the Middle Ages corresponded to the Call of Girona.
We can already place the existence of a Jewish community in Gerona since the 10th century.
In the 11th century, the location of the Jewish community was located around the Cardo Maximus of the city, La Fuerza Street and near the Cathedral.
The Jewish community of Gerona was an open community, possessing real estate in various places in the city and its surroundings.
Throughout the 12th century, the Call of Gerona was not yet a homogeneous Jewish closed area.
It is at this stage that there is a continued proliferation of acquisitions by Jews in this place, which would continue into the following century.
Meanwhile, it was in the 13th century that the perimeter of the Call de Gerona was already formed almost definitively.
During these centuries the jews were artisans, merchants, tailors, bookbinders, dealers, barbers, goldsmiths, etc.
Jewish wedding details:
Ceremony: Centre Bonastruc ça Porta
Organization and pictures: IDO4LOVE
In conclusion, after several centuries, the songs of joy have been heard again, in the call of Gerona due to the celebration of a Jewish wedding