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The Jews of Central and South America

January 7, 2021

he presence of Jews in Latin America dates back to the years of Christopher Columbus and the colonization of the Americas, as many Jews or “crypto-Jews” (Jews who had faked conversion to Christianity) came to the “new world” escaping persecution by the Inquisition.  Even though scattered Jewish immigration had occurred earlier, the greatest period of […]