Keeping the faith: Cuban Jews
cleon42 at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 11 13:39:43 MDT 2001
Remember, they weren't expecting a new group of people
with a new set of languages...They were expecting
people's of the Far East.
--- Richard Fidler <rfidler at cyberus.ca> wrote:
> >>Cuba's first Jew, Luis de Torres, arrived on the
> island in
> 1492, as Christopher Columbus' translator.<<
> Just curious: what language(s) was he "translating"
> (interpreting?)? It couldn't
> have been the American Indian languages. Did
> Columbus, a Genoese, not know
> Spanish (the language of his employers)?
> Richard Fidler
> rfidler at cyberus.ca
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