Genealogy Projects tagged with Latin American Jews on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Jews of Puerto Rico

    History of the Jews in Puerto Rico The Jewish immigration to Puerto Rico began in the 15th century with the arrival of Crypto-Jews , or Secret Jews who accompanied Christopher Columbus on his second voyage. An open Jewish community did not flourish in Puerto Rico because Judaism was prohibited by the Spanish Inquisition , however many migrated to mountainous parts of the island, far from the ce...