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.
Here’s something no one expected: A reputable conservative magazine has published a column defending … The Spanish Inquisition.
Sephardic and Mizrahi queer Jews face the fear of rejection from their communities. One young man is determined to change that.
Israel’s Sephardic chief rabbi likened a black child born to white parents to a “monkey.”