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Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

David Reubeni and the Ten Lost Tribes

An excerpt from Conversos and the Sabbatean Movement The prominence of the idea of the Ten Lost Tribes in Jewish circles is also reflected in the much earlier reference by … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Portuguese Jewish Heritage Exists Beyond Lisbon

Much of Crypto-Jewish history often focuses on Spain, but Portugal, of course, was a key site of Crypto-Jewish activity. The circumstances were often different than in Castile or Aragon but … Continue reading

March 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Genetic Research: 25% of Hispanics Have Jewish DNA

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 … Continue reading

March 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

History of Spanish and Portuguese Jews Part 4

This is the fourth 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 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

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┬áby 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