Portuguese Jewish community ??!! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Menahem Pariente
    • 11.01.10 | 09:22 (IST)

    It should be clarified that your heading is misleading as we are not talking of a "Jewish Community" MAYBE we are talking of Crypt-Jews. in any case the male lineage would not prove anything regarding the Jewishness of this people, probably we would have to wait for the results of study of the female lineage. Unfortunately there is a trend to see Jews everywhere (Portugal, Spain, South America, India, etc.) maybe we should concentrate our efforts to avoid the assimilation of real Jews & instill Jewish values & traditions is our Israeli youth.

    from the article: How has a small Portuguese Jewish community retained its genetic identity?
    First published 10:42 09.01.10 | Last updated 22:59 09.01.10
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