I mean..they are a Spanish side...
They are atleast better than say.......Racing Santander and Getafe..but they are ranked with teams like Villareal, Real Betis and so forth....not one of the top teams like Valencia, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Athletico Madrid..... :thmbdown:
Jews in Barcelona???
I overheard alot of Israelis chatting......
When i was in the synagogue i met a Spanish Jew, who was born in Spain and who speaks hebrew and was doing a tour in the synagogue...
I didnt see any other Jews living in Barcelona. However from what i was told, there is like 4000 Jews living in Barcelona on a good calculation, since there is alot of Israeli, Jewish Expats from around the world and a few vintage Jews in the city...
Espanyol is a mid table team in Spain, but they are respected and always manage to find a spot in European competition. They don´t have obviously the money to buy players like Real Madrid did, but they have enough to buy good players like Sahar and Nakamura for example.
Regarding the Jews in Barcelona, well the inquisition around 400 years managed to persecute and wipe them from the Iberian peninsula. So i guess there wouldn´t be a lot of descendants around.
Even those who had Jewish great grandfather were still persecuted and many times even as Christians sent to the fire.
But we certainly have many Spaniards who have some Jewish blood and maybe without knowing some family tradtions which are heritage from their Jewish forefathers.
Some names aswell. For example...Ruben Baraja ( could come from the word Beracha in Hebrew and so on).
Anyways, 4000 members is a considerble number. Are the syangogues pretty?