“There are Hispanic Jews? No way! I’ve never heard of any.”
Wish I could send this article below to every Jew (especially Jewish New Yorkers) who has uttered that statement in my presence! Doesn’t anyone remember what the Spanish Inquisition
was about? And don’t they know that “Don Francisco,”
host of the beloved “Sabado Gigante” show is a Chilean Jew who was born Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld
. Yes, really!
Check out: “Jews from around Latin America find home in NYC” (Wall Street Journal/AP)
“Jews from Latin America first began arriving in what is today’s New York City in 1654, when a group of 23 Sephardic Jews escaped from Portuguese rule in the Dutch colony of Recife in Brazil and came to New Amsterdam.”
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