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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

The Struggle of Dual Identities

The following letter was written as a response to an inquiry from a Crypto-Jew asking about the challenge of identity. The Jewish people have always struggled with living in two … Continue reading

October 23, 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 3

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 holistic approaches to Jewish living. Please … Continue reading

August 12, 2018 · Leave a comment