Forced exile, forced conversion, assimilation and Jewish resurgence all had a big impact on Sephardic Jewish surnames.
How is Yiddish at fault in the loss of Sephardi culture in America when Jewish schools only teach modern Hebrew and Israeli history?
The study indicates that converso genes have spread far and wide in Latin America.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that she has Sephardic Jewish heritage leads to questions over whether such heritage can ever be proven.
Ocasio-Cortez has publicly joined a vast community, including my family, in embracing the space where Jewish and Latinx identities intersect.
It is a familiar story of Sephardic Jews in the Americas, one that continues to challenge the central narratives of the American Jewish experience.
At a Hanukkah party, she helped lead the group in “Ocho Kandelikas,” or “Eight Little Candles.”
“Generations and generations ago, my family consisted of Sephardic Jews,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
Alexandria Ocasio=Cortez, the newly elected firebrand congresswoman, revealed last night that she has Jewish heritage.
Latin American Jews look at identity, including Jewish identity, as endlessly malleable –- just like Julia Salazar.