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Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

Why We Shouldn’t Be Surprised by Ocasio-Cortez’s Jewish Heritage

The Israeli news site Haaretz printed a “response” to yesterday’s news that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims a Sephardic heritage. The link to this interesting news story is below: https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-why-we-shouldn-t-be-surprised-by-ocasio-cortez-s-jewish-heritage-1.6740071 Posted by Rabbi … Continue reading

December 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

History of Spanish and Portuguese Jews-Part 2

This is the second part of a 5 part series on the history of Spanish and Portuguese Jews delivered a few months ago to a group of Jews and Christians. … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ocasio-Cortez claims Jewish ancestry

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 … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Did N.Y. State Senate hopeful Julia Salazar lie about being Jewish?

The following article Controversy regarding Julia Salazar was brought to my attention by a reader of this website. I read the article and found it fascinating. In response to the reader’s inquiry … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Secret Jews- The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism Part 1

The following is a reading of the introduction to Secret Jews- The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism by Juan Marcos Bejarano Gutierrez. This is part 1 and subsequent videos … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jewish Learning for Crypto-Jews Part 2

David Ben Yosef continues his weekly Video Cast with a new video on Benei Anusim Projects and resources. In today’s episode, David discusses the Modern Orthodox movement, the need to … Continue reading

August 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Free Copy of Persecution and Conversion

Why did so many Iberian Jews convert to Christianity when faced with violence? Why did they not respond to persecution the way that German Jews did? These are common questions … Continue reading

July 17, 2018 · Leave a comment