A soon to be released book titled Unorthodox Kin: Portuguese Marranos and the Global Search for Belonging reviews the relationship between descendants of Portuguese Conversos and their interaction with contemporary Jewish communities and greater Portuguese society.

The author, Naomi Leite  discusses the challenges of the descendants of Portuguese Conversos who often seek to officially rejoin the Jewish people. The Portuguese American Journal includes a brief review of this new work.

The title can be found on Amazon at Unorthodox Kin: Portuguese Marranos and the Global Search for Belonging


Posted by Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education and the author of What is Kosher? and Who is a Jew?

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