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Colombian Evangelical Christians Convert to Judaism, Embracing Hidden Past

posted on November 27, 2012

At The Washington Post, Juan Forero reports on families in Bello, Columbia, who were once devout Catholics and evangelicals, but are now joining a worldwide movement in which descendants of Jews forced from Spain during the Inquisition are embracing their Jewish heritage. “There’s a real awakening that’s taking place,” said Michael Freund, who directs Shavei Israel, a Jerusalem-based group that helps new Jewish communities such the one in Bello. “The Jewish spark was never quenched, and … they are taking back the Jewish identity that was so brutally stolen from their forefathers.”

Read at The Washington Post