Ladino and Spanish Jews in Latin America

David Quarter davidquarter at
Fri Nov 21 11:39:34 MST 2003

> From:           	"Nestor Gorojovsky" <nestorgoro at>
> > 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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