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In 2002, then-Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau paid a hospital visit to a very unusual man: his features were clearly Peruvian, but he also had peyot (traditional Jewish sidelocks). Unfamiliar with this combination of facial features and hair, Rabbi Lau turned to the man and...

Her journey is an inspiring one – and not just the trip on the bus to our meeting. Through remarkable determination, she has pulled herself up, arriving in Israel as a Bnei Menashe immigrant with her family at the sensitive age of only 12, to...

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When I was 10 years old, I remember Father taking me to a church meeting. A Mr. Villa Nueva was there. He was someone who always sought out the truth but never felt satisfied. We were always Sabbath observers. At that time, we also began...

I thank God that at a young age, from 1970 until 1983 I already began to know Judaism. We were very careful about keeping kosher just as it is written in the Torah. Mr. Santos Aguera stayed in Trujillo from 1988 until 1990 and taught...

I had connections with Judaism since I began studying the Bible with friends in 1978. I never was a religious person in the accepted sense. I studied Bible from a “historical” point of view alone. That was my connection with Judaism. Time passed and I...