Latinos converting to Judaism 1/3

Added on :  5-Jun-2010
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"Judaism in Latin America has increased over the years. Many Latin Americans have begun returning and converting to Judaism. Many Cubans and Puerto Ricans have begun converting to Judaism since finding out of their Sephardic Anusim ancestry who was forced to convert to Catholicism in order not to get killed. To flee the persecution in Spain many of these newly converted Catholic Jews immigrated to Latin America and secretly practiced Judaism in Cuba, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Puerto Rico. Last year, between 104-300 ex-Christians fully converted to Judaism in Colombia after studying about the rules in Judaism as well as the Hebrew language. The rise of Judaism in Latin America in the past 10 years has become bigger year by year. It has taken some of these righteous converts a year to convert while it took 5 years for others. Many of these new born Latin American Jews have converted due to the love for Judaism's strict monotheism and for following the rules of the Torah."