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Shavei Israel has a new Emissary in a most likely of places: Cuba. And we are all very excited about providing this community with much-desired Jewish support!  Rabbi David Córdoba, himself born in Cuba, emigrated to Israel in 2018 after his own personal quest where he...

The Jewish-Portuguese cemetery in Hamburg is an extraordinary example of the Portuguese presence in the world, where history confirms the well-known ability of the Portuguese to adapt to the most unexpected contexts and situations....

Roque Pugliese, a Calabrian Jew, tells the reality of Jews in southern Italy: a mix of tenacity, crypto-Judaism and love for Israel. Doctor Pugliese, what does it mean today to be a Jew in southern Italy? You must understand that the crypto-Jews in the south have lived...

This week, after five long years and many battles, we were blessed at last to bring our friend Eliav, from Cuba, before the Conversion Court in Jerusalem. Happily, he passed the test with flying colors! Eliav's ancestors were Spanish Jews who were forcibly converted to Catholicism,...

Nadav and Ruth from Colombia Nadav, 64, and Ruth, 64, from the Jewish Community of Antioquia in Medellin, started a process of conversion with our emissary in Colombia Rav Shimon Yechua, They were converted in Colombia by a Regional Beit Din, and they decided to make their...

Fifteen Jewish families in Guatemala City with nowhere else to go came together to build the Shaar Hashamaim Bnei Anousim (Converso) community. Among the community’s founding members is Gerardo Flores and his wife, Aury de Flores. But they are more than just figureheads. The couple, married...

When Shavei Israel announced the publication last week of its new book in Spanish, Do You Have Jewish Roots?, we expected a few hundred people to request a free download of the eBook version. But within 48 hours, so many people had clicked to receive...