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  • ‘The Longing’ documents crypto-Jews caught between two worlds

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 7, 2008 | 2:54 am

    When Gabriela Böhm set out to create her documentary, "The Longing: The Forgotten Jews of South America," several years ago, she hoped to profile an as-yet-undiscovered secret community of Crypto Jews -- descendants of Jews forced to flee the Spanish Inquisition who continued...
  • Crypto-Jews who believe in Jesus

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 9, 2008 | 4:45 pm

    The Orlando Sentinel published a story today about Aliyah Sefarad International (

    no Web site

    ), an organization reaching out to Latinos who may have had Jewish ancestry. The goal of the program, run by Rabbi Gary Fernandez, is to get descendants of Maranos to reconnect with their...

  • Spectator - Sephardia Secrets

    By Gaby Friedman

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Elaine Romero experienced "a cool fusion of art and life" when she wrote the play "Secret Things."

    The play tells the story of Delia, a Latino journalist, who goes to New Mexico to investigate the origins of an anonymous package she received postmarked from there containing articles...

  • Sisters Recapture Their Heritage

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 24, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Gloria Hernandez Trujillo, 51, grew up in what she thought was a traditional Catholic home in Monterey Park. Her mother sent the children to mass and catechism classes at Our Lady of Solitude church in East Los Angeles. Trujillo made her first communion at the age of 8, wearing the...