The Jews of Jamaica make up a small but vibrant religious community centered today in the capital of Kingston. The core of the community traces its ancestry to Sefarad, the Iberian peninsula, and the Jewish exodus that began in the late 15th century. Ainsley Henriques keeps the story and history of Jamaica’s Jewish history alive.
Hidden legacy: In the Footsteps the Jews of Sefarad tells the story of the converso phenomenon, the Jews that were forced to convert to Christianity in the Iberian Peninsula. It’s a story of persecution, massacres and forced conversions. But it is also the story of survival, hope and redemption.
Hidden legacy of the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula is an interview with Michael Steinberger, CEO and Founder of Jewish Heritage Alliance that was published on March 15, 2021 by the Wall Street International online magazine and written by Brenda Lee Bohen.
Beit Hatfutsot & Jewish Heritage Alliance Team Up To Give Voice To The Story Of Sefarad
And He will gather the exiles of Israel; he will assemble the scattered people of Judah from the four quarters of the earth. Many people including Jews have begun to notice that the return of the Anusim (Conversos)
Columbus’ discovery of the Americas was celebrated as a triumph for Spaniards, Genoese, Italians, and for Europe as a whole. What was not made clear is that the expedition and the discovery rests upon Jewish foundations.
A well-written article by Naomi Grimley of the BBC about the Jews who come home to Portugal. The BBC staff reached out to JHA to assist in the article.
The Conversos Comeback is a phenomenon coming to the fore, generating unprecedented interest, curiosity, excitement, quandary and controversy.
We are about to begin the holiday of Passover where Jews around the world celebrate “Freedom” as relating to God’s liberation of Jews from slavery in ancient Egypt.
There are millions of Bnei Anusim (Converso) around the globe getting in touch with their Sephardi heritage. This entire phenomenon is having a real moment. This is the story of Blanca Carrasco of El Paso Texas, one of many stories that brings the saga of Sefarad (Jews of the Iberian Peninsula) to life.