“We were Jews, once” –

“We were Jews, once” –

Ronit Treatman

Author Ronit Treatman grew up in Venezuela, only to discover, decades later, that many of the Catholic families she grew up with are actually descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish communities forced to convert during the Inquisition.

Ronit, who lives in Israel, is now actively involved in the issue of the millions of people in Brazil and Latin America who have Sephardic Jewish ancestry.

Watch Emily Frances, Host of i24’s “Holy Land Uncovered” as she speaks with Ronit Treatman about growing up among Catholic friends with secret Jewish roots, and discovering her own Spanish Sephardic roots.