"Children of the Inquisition" Panel Discussion and Q&A - Shared screen with speaker view
Joe needs to umute
(unmute) - already done
unable to hear
An amazing and intense film
I was unable to watch the film. Is there any way I can still watch it?????
Rabbi Allison Poirier
Scott, I think it might be just you. The rest of us can hear Joe now.
I was unable to view the film on time...how can I watch it now?
Wondered why you did not include the Converso synagogue in Belmont Portugal
Please comment on the PBS program by Isaac Artenstein on Hidden Jews of the Southwest and also about the hidden Jews in the Four Corners part of the U.S.
I too missed the movie, not knowing viewing ended @ 4pm. Are there other options to see it?
Mimi and Sam Bogen
To what degree has DNA testing validated people's conclusions that their family traditions indicate a Jewish origin?
Paula, not at the present, but Hebrew College will communicate if that changes - thank you for joining us today!
One of the best documentaries I've ever seen, Judaica related or otherwise!
My DNA results suggest Sephardi ancestry even though my family's oral history is exclusively Ashkenazi, no memory of any Sephardi ancestry. I'd love to hear ideas about how I might look into Sephardi connections. (You can send me e-mail, email@example.com.)
Sweeping toward the center of the room is an interesting practice that Reyna mentioned. Earlier generations had considered it improper to sweep dirt past the mezuza on the door post.
Lea, wow, I never heard of sweeping toward the center of the rooom.
Amelia Kaplan. will this discussion (recorded) be available
I was sweeping my kitchen earlier and I swept toward the middle.
I too have sephardic links via YDNA, but also a family story about roots in Spain, even though for hundreds of years my family has been in Eastern Euro[e. I suspect this may be more wide spread than we know.
what are some Sephardic family names specific
I looked on a list of Sephardic surnames, and every common Spanish surname I am familar with appears there. Is there any particular significance of that?
I wish there was a way I could share this film with my children and my friends
Maybe shr had read Lysistrata
what are the converso names in lambertville?
Did the children of marriages of cousins have increased incidence of hemophilia and other genetic diseases
Rosa Franck, Hebrew College
Please remember to mute yourself
Thank you for the broad mute!
what are the names from Lambertville NJ? I live right near tere
How do you get samples?
The film explains why these memories have been suppressed!
NEED TO TAKE DOWN SCREEN SHARING
which dna program do you suggest we use to check our background
What we learned from Stanley Hodes in NM was that people were afraid to reveal their Jewish identity because their current co-religionists would see them as deceivers
Maybe we're not that small in number, but nobody can quantify it fully.
Perhaps we should test DNA of everyone! We might find greater paths to a larger Jewish community…and more peace!!
That would be great! I've asked my cousins to test, and there has been widespread resistance, partly for privacy reasons.
Maybe after COVID testing is a thing of the past
I live in Spain and many people tell me with pride that their family used to be Jewish. How many people would I need to gather together to view your film?
Ignites the debate about matrilineal and patrilineal descent.
In Poland in 1999 the Lauder Institute was teaching people how to be Jewish "again". However even though I met folks attending classes three times a week they did not acknowledge their ancestry, esp to me a stranger.
Or, so well said. And you are right, this freedom raises doubts and leads to more questions.
Interesting. My FAther's YDNA includes haplogroup JZ640, and Sephardic and Mezrahi findings, as well as 12 point matches in Spain and Portugal - but also in Saudi Arabia and Yemen. My own testing says 100% Ashkenazi - and my family story says we walked around the Black Sea to serve in "the Empire".
Kol Hakavod to all of you for making this film and panel available to us. Excellent education and discussion.
Deborah Sirotkin Butler
Oh yes, and H1b for me.
FTDNA tested my Y and mtDNA
I did not get to see the documentary. I hope that it will be made available again. One question I have is about the prominence of Queen Esther among Conversos. Her identity was hidden to a large degree upon her becoming the King's favorite. She also emerged to save the Jewish people. Could you comment on this phenomenon of her being revered.
Why do you believe she was a prominent Biblical figure among Conversos? Do you think it relates to this aspect of her identity?
Karen Barbara Shapiro
This is fascinating. I have a story. When I was in elementary school in New Bedford in the early 1970s, we learned that Christopher Columbus’s voyage was funded by the Jews of spain— ie, their property was confiscated and the Crown used the money to fund columbus. Later that year I was in my secular school and had a test, the question was who funded Columbus’ journey. I answered the Jews of Spain. I received a big red X on the test. The teacher was incredulous that I could’ve been taught that. Years later I visited the Jewish Museum in Barcelona, and they were not at all surprised by my story.
Rabbi Allison Poirier
I know a family like that too! Two brother married two sisters and their DNA is as if they are siblings because they have the same 4 grandparents (rather than 2 shared grandparents like most cousins would)
Born and raised in Spain. My grandmother served unleavened bread during Easter Holiday. My DNA analysis shows 96% Spain/Portugal ancestry. Does that mean that I have no Jewish background? Does the DNA analysis basing ancestral location excludes cultural or religious background?
Once heard a Black man who was the administrator of the Turo synagogue who said that his family was a slave family who became Jewish
Adam, would you like to talk about the Sephardi marker on the BRCA gene? It identified people with a Jewish history in the Four Corners area of AZ/NM/CO/UT. It's important that women with Sephardic heritage test for BRCA.
So beautifully said, Reyna!
Agree Reyna. Very beautiful
that would be such a major resource for all of us!
That would be great!
It is so energizing to hear Reyna and Jose. It reminds me of having conversations with immigrants to the US from countries where they have not been free. Their appreciation and excitement about the freedom we have here in the US somehow seems so much greater to them than to many of us born in the US where it is just taken for granted. I love the excitement Reyna and Jose have expressed!!!
availability of the video that I also missed
Barbara J Macy
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
The film is available for community screenings.Just contact me.
Adam, how can we add our data to your study?
Sounds like many of us didn't know about the Fri 4pm deadlline so still haven't seen the film and would love to.
For those who have not yet seen it, the documentary is fascinating -- it gives you full details of the Inquisitions as well as its effects and the stories of various families descended from it. It is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen.
How do we see the film?
THANK YOU FOR SUCH A VALUABLE PROGRAM
Fantastic program. Thank you
I know a Moroccan woman whose father was Jewish Moroccan. There's a large Moroccan community near Boston.
My email is email@example.com
The documentary was excellent. Eye opening on so many levels about I topic I was, for the most part, unfamiliar with. Thank you!
I would suggest that some Jewish communities might take a closer look at how they are perceiving converts into their community. As their experiences of past drama can apparently not been felt by someone who does not have any Jewish ancestor and therefore creates a large barrier of acceptance for converts.
THANKS SO MUCH!!!
Is there a way to obtain the panel discussion recording? Thank you!
this was wonderful, thank you!!
HOW DO WE GET TO SEE THE MOVIE!!!
Where will this recording be viewable?
All registrants will receive links, email addresses, etc. early this week. Thank you so much for joining us!
Thank you, wonderful!
please write the mentioned websites here in this chat.
Thank you to the panelists and organizers. Excellent program and movie
Thank you! Muito obrigado!
I did n to see movie and want to
Absolutely will, thank you Eliorah!
Rabbi Allison Poirier