Author: Iehuda Katz

It is not surprising to hear that Jewish life in Italy through the ages constitute a rich chapter within Jewish history. We could easily grasp its dimension by just mentioning such luminaries as Leone Ebreo (Don Yehuda Abarbanel), the celebrated medieval thinker, Rabbi Moshe Chaim...

Rachel Souza Lima’s greatest hope is the return of all Bnei Anousim. Rachel (Elizabeth), 39, declares this as she tells the fascinating story of how she returned to the Judaism of her ancestors, and of her remarkable journey from her native Brazil to the land of Israel, where she lives today with her husband and children. A native of Lucélia (St. Paul), Rachel, a widowed mother of four, remembers her very first meeting with her rabbi. That pivotal event was enough for her to recognize that the customs that had been handed down in her family through generations, such as kashrut and family purity, meant that she had Jewish roots.