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This is the third article in a four-part series about the Puerto Rican Jews living in Central Florida and their history.
"Grito de Lares," a revolt protesting Spanish rule over Puerto Rico began on Sept. 23, 1868. The revolutionaries also sought religious freedom and the abolition of slavery. The revolt failed, but as a result and with the intent to tamp down trouble, the Spanish government granted more political autonomy to the island two years later in 1870.
Today, Puerto Rico has the largest and wealthiest Jewish population in the Caribbean. It's the only island that hosts all three majo...