Bnei Anusim Tag

After almost three years of research, Dr. Idan Pérez edited and published the Sidur Catalonia several years ago. The prayer book is based on six manuscripts from the 14th-16th centuries and constitutes the recovery of the ancient Nussach Catalonia, the Jewish custom of the prayers used...

The Spanish island of Mallorca maintained a lasting and notable Jewish community dating back to the second century. Flourishing and accepted during both Muslim governance and following the Christian "reconquest" in 1229, Mallorca's Jewish population faced a turning point in 1435. As a result of...

As part of our  Maani Center programming, with the help and advice of Shaar Binyamin and our dear friend Federico Pipman, representative of Mama Mía 360, this week there was a special personal stories panel called "Tales of Bnei Anousim." We had, as special guests,...

Shavei Israel's work throughout Spain, Portugal, and South America has connected us with a growing number of descendants of Bnei Anousim are emerging from the shadows of history, looking to reconnect with the Jewish people and return to the faith which was so cruelly taken...

Little Moshe Muñoz, a three-year-old in Ecuador, just got his first haircut and he is very excited. It wasn't just a haircut, though. There is a special custom that many Jews have of waiting until a boy is three to cut his hair for the...

We are always happy to see how our communities grow and become stronger. A marriage within the community is a great example of this and we are very proud, as well as happy for the new couple. When Hillel David, from the community of Beit Hillel...

Rav Israel Latapiat, our emissary in Santiago, Chile, in the the Chazon Ish community, had more things to celebrate this past month than just the holidays. His grandson, Moises, celebrated his bar mitzvah and it was a special celebration indeed.  Moises says, "I was born on...

A mikvah is being built in Medellín, Colombia, to serve 50 families in the community who, for years, have had to travel several hours each time they needed to go to the mikvah. Currently the members of the community of Medellín spend the entire afternoon traveling...

Like every year, we receive many images from our communities around the world for every holiday. We're pleased to share a visual experience of the celebrations of Sukkot in our communities from India to Israel! One of the fun things about working with Jewish communities around...