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Avelar is a civil parish of the municipality of Ansião, Portugal. The name was later appended to the town as a result of the Jewish expulsions from Spain (1391, 1492) and the subsequent resettlement of Jews in Portugal.[1][better source needed][2]

Coordinates: 39°55′26″N 8°21′29″W / 39.924°N 8.358°W / 39.924; -8.358


  1. ^ Gitlitz, David (1996). Secrecy and Deceit: The Religion of the Crypto-Jews. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society.
  2. ^ Bonnin, Pere (2010). Sangre Judia (Jewish Blood). Flor del Viento. ISBN 9788496495395.