Finally, in 1492 the Catholic Monarchs signed the Alhambra Decree [or Edict of Expulsion] ordering that Jews should be expelled from Spain if they did not convert to Catholicism. The reason for this action that was given in the preamble of the Decree was the relapse of so many "conversos" owing to their proximity to unconverted Jews who seduced them.
What do you think is happening in this scene?
After the Edict, the Jews prepared for exile. In some cases, they took steps to prevent the desecration of the graves of their beloved dead by presenting the cemetery to the municipality (a precaution not unjustified, as the Jewish cemetery of Seville was later ravaged by local people). However, in general, very few were prepared for the expulsion and they lost almost everything.
During the six months after the edict, the Jews sold at a loss all that they could and the Christians obtained cheaply their properties, since the Jews did not find buyers and they gave a house for a jackass or a vineyard for a bit of fabric, because they could not take with them their gold or silver.
At the time of the edict, the Jews of Castile were living in the best cities and villages. They were merchants, sellers, tax farmers who collected the Alcabala or sales tax for a fee, shearers, tailors silversmiths or similar trades; but they never worked the land.
Due to their religious blindness they left the land of their birth, young and old people; on foot, on jackasses or wagons towards the ports assigned for the expulsion. They suffered great difficulties on the way, walking, falling down, dying, being born, falling ill, so there was no Christian who did not feel some sorrow for them, inviting them to be baptized. Some of them, a minority, acceded and could remain; the rabbis gave them courage to continue making women and children sing, play instruments and they were glad.
Andrés Bernáldez, Memorias del reinado de los Reyes Católicos