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Dani Rotstein and the Majorca Jewish community celebrate Hanukah in December 2018.

Reviving Jewish life on the paradise island of Majorca

There was a Jewish presence on Majorca from 418 CE, but prior to and during the Spanish Inquisition the community were forced to convert to Christianity.

Brazilian rabbi opens summer camp for descendants of forcibly converted Jews

Camps are supposed to go on for two weeks. But true to Brazilian society’s relative fluidity regarding the concept of time, they tend to stretch.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
31/03/2019
A COUPLE with Conversos ancestors weds in Monte, Portugal. (Photos: Courtesy)

Genetic research: almost 25% of Latinos, Hispanics have Jewish DNA

Unprecedented genetic research undertaken by dozens of professors from around the world has provided evidence that almost a quarter of Latinos and Hispanics have significant Jewish DNA.

By ASHLEY PERRY
01/03/2019
nator for aliya from Latin America Debbie Ashkenazi (right) at Ben Gurion Airport

Study finds quarter of Latin Americans have Jewish ancestry

Some 23 percent of the 6,589 people sampled showed some genes — or more than 5 percent of their ancestry — associated with Sephardic, East Mediterranean or South Mediterranean ancestry,

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
01/01/2019
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