My ancestors were Sephardic conversos. I discovered the family connection to Judaism in some odd habits of my maternal grandmother. I found the Jewish Messiah in the kindness of Christians who showed me love when I was a hungry and dirty little boy selling “chicles” on the streets of Torreón, Mexico, abandoned to the care of an impoverished grandmother by my biological mother, who left home at fourteen to be a cabaret dancer in the red light district of Francisco I. 93 more words
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In 1492, conversos sailed the ocean blue... By Light of Hidden Windows #RBRT #Columbus #HistoricalRomance
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An over-achieving Harvard-educated pediatrician once told me this was the only question she missed on her SAT (college entrance test). To most American children, … 1,708 more words
This video discusses Jewish life in the Peninsula during the Roman era, the Visigothic era, the Islamic era, and the era of the Christian kingdoms. The forced conversions of Jews under the Visigoths and Almohades is discussed. 40 more words