HaLapid 1996

The Search for Family Origins

The Search for Family Origins

As delivered at the December 1996 Conference of the SCJS in Albuquerque Translated from Spanish I am grateful to God and to you for allowing me to share with you my experiences as I searched for the origins of my family. I will begin by mentioning that this quest was begun in my early youth, […]

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A Matter of Conjecture-Crypto Jews In Early California?

A Matter of Conjecture-Crypto Jews In Early California?

In 1967, during an archeological dig at the Royal Chapel site of the Santa Barbara Presidio, a student from UCSB, one Janet Karen, discovered a complete chicken skeleton in the corner area of the sanctuary where it had been resting for over 200 years. Karen had worked earlier in the year at Masada in Israel […]

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City Preserves Jewish Traditions

City Preserves Jewish Traditions

from the July 25th edition of the newspaper Folha de São Paolo HERITAGE: Venha Ver, founded in 1811 in Rio Grande do Norte, still preserves vestiges of its Jewish origins A little town lost in the interior of Rio Grande do Norte maintains vestiges of the Jewish origins of it population, whose founders, in 1811, […]

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