Mayorkas is one of a number of Jewish Cabinet secretaries, including Antony Blinken in the State Department, Janet Yellen in Treasury and Avril Haines as director of national intelligence.
Mayorkas' ties with Israel extend beyond his family. In 2016, he spearheaded a deal to automate the sharing of cyber-data between Israel and the US.
At the end of July, we were on a family vacation in Havana. We had flown from Mexico with a boisterous group of young Danish Communists on their way to cut sugar cane in the Marxist paradise.
"We are calling these blessings upon her to keep her healthy," said Henry Rodriguez, 40, leader of the ceremony. "But this ceremony isn't just for us; it's also for global health."
“He said, quote: ‘I don’t know what’s so wrong with this country,'” Gross, 70, told NPR in a story posted Wednesday.
“It’s very difficult in Cuba to be shomer Shabbat, or to keep kosher.”
Cuban Jews founded this congregation in 1961 as immigration from the island nation surged following Fidel Castro’s rise to power in 1959.
After complying, the prosecutor informed the family that continued action could result in the loss of their right to guardianship over their children.