The growing proliferation of DNA and genealogical services have led to increased cataloging of DNA markers. Many Hispanics have taken these tests and as a consequence have discovered likely Jewish backgrounds. Most individuals who contact me regarding Crypto-Jewish identity have started from DNA inquiries. For an interesting article on the topic, see the article below from The Jewish Post.

https://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Genetic-research-almost-25-percent-of-Latinos-Hispanics-have-Jewish-DNA-581959?fbclid=IwAR0Tfi9hfD400SLImjnRpd3ZYA4vm8h4h3ZDZV69O_kjXm0kD1hhpPQ9tio


Posted by Rabbi Juan Marcos 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 The Rise of the Inquisition and Secret Jews: The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism

 

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