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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Crypto this, crypto that

(hat tip: normblog)

So here's an interesting profile of the Crypto-Jews of Brazil.

How many converse descendants are there? Estimates range from thousands to millions.

“We don’t know how many descendants of the Jews remain throughout Brazil, mainly because we haven’t been to many places,” observes Professor Anita Novinsky, a historian at the University of Sao Paolo.

“We are certain about three things. The first one is that in Brazil, there are many Jews at assorted levels of awareness. The second is that modern Brazil was founded by Jews, and the third – that there has been an incredible momentum of returning to Judaism in recent years.”

Oooh, Brazilian and Jewish? I'm imagining

but less hippy dippy.


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