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JEWISH AND LATINO?
Flama 2016 (2.30)

The Jewtino, a hybrid of both Jewish AND Latino. Yes, they are a real phenomenon. Here is a brief history of how Jewish Latinos came to exist!

STORIES OF JEWISH IMMIGRATION TO LATIN AMERICA?
Yiddish Book Center 2013 (9.51)

People of several generations recount the stories of how their Jewish families immigrated from Europe to countries in Latin America-- Mexico, Argentina, and Cuba. exist!

"THE COUNTRIES OF SOUTH AMERICA ARE GOOD PLACES
FOR JEWS TO LIVE IN"
WorldJewish Congress 2015 (30.55)

Ahead of the 21st anniversary of the bombing of AMIA, the largest Jewish organization in Argentina, which killed 85 people, Robert Singer, CEO of the World Jewish Congress, addressed ORT Argentina. Robert Singer talked, amongst others, about the challenges facing world Jewry, anti-Semitism in Europe and the growing delegitimization of Israel. "The World Jewish Congress has stood with the Jewish community of Argentina. The World Jewish Congress has stood with the Jewish community of Argentina throughout this long ordeal and we will continue to do so," he said in Buenos Aires.

JUDAISM IN LATIN AMERICA
YehudaMizrahi 2012 (10.47)

Many Latin Americans have begun returning and converting to Judaism.

Last year, between 104-300 ex-Christians fully converted to Judaism in Colombia after studying about the rules in Judaism as well as the Hebrew language. The rise of Judaism in Latin America in the past 10 years has become bigger year by year.

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LATINOS DISCOVERING THEIR JEWISH ROOTS
YehudaMizrahi  2012 (8.0)

Over the years, many Latin Americans have begun discovering that they have Sephardic Jewish ancestry from Spain and Portugal through their family history and genetic testing.

History reports that thousands of Spanish Jews and Portuguese Jews converted to Catholicism by force during the Inquisition to not get persecuted and killed. Many of these Jews who converted to Judaism still experienced discrimination in Spain and Portugal which caused thousands of these secret Jews to immigrate to Latin America, mainly to Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico etc.

Because of this, Judaism in Latin America has increased; where hundreds and thousands of Latinos have been reported to converting to Judaism in Latin Am

Last year over 300 Colombians officially finished their Orthodox Jewish conversion after 1 year to 5 years of studying about faith, the laws and the Hebrew language.

BENVENIDA ABRAVANEL AND THE EXPULSION FROM SPAIN
Dr. Henry Abramson 2013 (56.13)

THE SEPHARDIC EXPERIENCE
shoshanatyakov 2011 (12.51)
This film was created with the intention of teaching others about the converse (Jews who where forced into conversion) culture and history.

THE SEPHARDIC PARADOX"
WHY NO REFORM & CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENTS IN SEPHARDIC JEWS?
Rabbi Haim Ovadia 2015  (42.10)

Have you ever wondered why there are no Reform or Conservative denominations among Sephardim? Is it because all Sephardim are Orthodox or that all Sephardim are pluralists? Where is the Sephardic world heading to,
and what lessons can we learn
from its recent history?

THE LAST SEPHARDIC JEW
(english subtitles)
ALEA docs & films  2017 (1.21.30)

The search for a language and a people, Ladino and the Sephardic Jews, encourages Rabbi Eliezer Papo to embark on a fascinating journey through time.
He strolls around Jerusalem, Istanbul, Thessalonica Split, Sarajevo, Curaçao and Toledo. We recover old songs and stories, experiences and beautiful words that have survived for over five centuries in the memories of the Sephardic Jews.