Ladino and Spanish Jews in Latin America
davidquarter at sympatico.ca
Fri Nov 21 11:39:34 MST 2003
> From: "Nestor Gorojovsky" <nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar>
> > Erik Carlos Torén dijo sobre Re: Ladino and Spanish Jews in Latin America que:
> > > As far Mexican Jews, the earliest history is around 1531 as they came to
> > > Mexico as "Conversos". Most of the Jewish communities are located in
> > > Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.
> > >
> > OK, they reached South America as "conversos" by the same time. But
> > in South America, at least, they did not _remain_. Hispanic America
> > was, at least South of the Caribbean, almost completely lacking in
> > Jews. As to the Mexican community, Eric, do the present Jewish
> > communities in Mexico have any link with the early ones (of course
> > setting apart such issues as sentimentalism, interest in
> > demonstrating that Jews have "always" been present in Mexico, etc.)?
> It depends on what you mean by link?
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