Whatever your opinions regarding newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, her recent claim to a Crypto-Jewish heritage is fascinating. The full story at Israel National News is found at the link below:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/255949


Posted by Rabbi Juan Bejarano Gutierrez the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education. For a more complete review of Iberian Jewish history and the Crypto- Jewish Experience see  Secret Jews: The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism.