Bnei Anousim Tag

Writer, researcher and dear friend of Shavei Israel, Genie Milgrom met with Pope Francis at the Vatican's private library this week. The private audience was organized by Rabbi Avi and Nehama Tawil, leaders of the European Jewish Community Center in Brussels. She was accompanied by...

The Bnei Sefarad community in Cuba is an emerging Jewish community that consists of descendants of Sephardic and Portuguese 'Anousim' (those who were forcibly converted in the time of the Inquisition) and have gone through a deep process of reconnecting with the Jewish roots of...

Lag Ba’omer is a minor holiday that occurs on the 33rd day of the Omer, the 49-day period between Passover and Shavuot. A break from the semi-mourning of the Omer, key aspects of Lag Ba’omer include holding Jewish weddings (it’s the one day during the...

We recently wrote about the Toledo to Jerusalem Exhibition, where we featured our beloved Abraham Kron the artist and his son Haym Hadar Eliahu. But there's so much more to this impressive story, of which we were happy to be a part. Abraham Kron was born...

https://youtube.com/shorts/Vpth3xZHCTM?feature=share This fun video short by Unpacked, the website that helps people uncover the complex Jewish world, introduces our own Chaya Castillo, and her husband Eliav Riera, who are both descended from 'crypto Jews' who were forcibly converted to Catholicism during the Spanish Inquisition.Their families fled...

The Shavei Israel Maani Center hosted the fascinating lecture entitled “Bnei Anusim, Past and Present” by our dear Edith Blaustein. It is important that from both a personal, and a national level we must not forget the past of the Jewish people; let us learn...

"The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography" by Susan Chevlowe (2005) is a beautiful photographic coffee table book. Featuring ten photographic and video projects by emerging and mid-career artists, all commissioned by The Jewish Museum, the book presents a range of provocative discussions of the...

Shavei Israel, together with the Beit Midrash Sephardi, have appointed Rabbi Eliyahu Franco as a new emissary to El Salvador, where he has taken up his position to work to strengthen Jewish life in the country. More than 500 years after their Iberian Jewish ancestors were...