Orden del Mérito Civil

Prize: Honorary award


La Cruz de la Orden del Mérito Civil, was first granted by the King of Spain in 1926. The order recognizes "the civic virtue of officers in the service of the Nation, as well as extraordinary service by Spanish and foreign citizens for the benefit of Spain. Prof. Refael received the decoration for his extraordinary contribution to strengthening the ties between Spain and Israel through the study of Ladino and its culture.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganizationsKing of Spain