Judaism in Mexico
Judaism in Mexico began in 1519 with the arrival of “Marranos” or “Crypto-Jews,” those forcibly converted to Catholicism due to the Spanish Inquisition. Over the colonial period, a number came to Mexi...
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Foroys
Foroys (Yiddish: פאָרויס‎, 'Forward') was a Bundist fortnightly Yiddish-language newspaper published from Mexico City. In the early 1960s, it had a circulation of around 2,000. Editors inclu...
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Limpieza de sangre
Limpieza de sangre ([limˈpjeθa ðe ˈsaŋɡɾe]), Limpeza de sangue ([lĩˈpezɐ ðɨ ˈsɐ̃ɡɨ], [limˈpeθa ðe ˈsaŋɡe]) or Neteja de sang ([nəˈtɛʒə ðə ˈsaŋ]), meaning "cleanliness of blood", played an important ro...
Eliezer Ronen
Eliezer Ronen (Hebrew: אליעזר רונן‎, born Eliezer Rosenfeld on 24 September 1931) is a former Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Alignment and Mapam between 197...
Ari Borovoy
Ari Borovoy (born May 29, 1979, in Mexico City) is a founding member of the Latin music children's group La Onda Vaselina, which evolved into the successful Latin pop group OV7. As a songwriter, he h...
Francisco Guevara
Francisco Jose Guevara (Puebla, 1978) is a Mexican visual artist and curator, descended from Converso families from Zacatecas and families from Puebla and Oaxaca. Guevara is especially known for crea...
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Alejandro Zohn
Alejandro Zohn (born Alexander Zohn; born 8 August 1930, in Vienna - 2000, in Guadalajara) was a Mexican architect. He was a Holocaust survivor who grew up in Western Mexico.Alejandro Zohn studied at ...
Fanny Rabel
Fanny Rabel (August 27, 1922 in Poland – November 25, 2008 in Mexico City), born Fanny Rabinovich,was a Polish-born Mexican artist who is considered to be the first modern female muralist and on...
Isaac Saba Raffoul
Isaac Saba Raffoul (October 17, 1923 – July 27, 2008) was a Mexican businessman of Syrian origin; his father emigrated from Aleppo, Syria to Veracruz, Mexico where he started a rag business which the ...
Converso
A converso ([komˈberso]; [kõˈvɛɾsu]; Catalan: convers [kumˈbɛrs], [komˈvɛɾs]; "a convert", from Latin conversvs, "converted, turned around") and its feminine form conversa was a Jew or Muslim who ...
List of Mexican Jews
The Jewish population of Latin America has risen to more than 500,000 — more than half of whom live in Argentina, with large communities also present in Brazil and Mexico.In Mexico, Mexico City has th...
Franz Mayer
Franz Mayer Traumann, better known as Franz Mayer (1882, Mannheim, Germany – 1975, Mexico) was a Jewish German-Mexican financier, photographer and collector, and the founder of the Franz Mayer Museum ...
Pedro Friedeberg
Pedro Friedeberg (January 11, 1936-) is a Mexican artist and designer known for his surrealist work filled with lines colors and ancient and religious symbols. His best known piece is the “Hand-Chair”...
Luis de Carabajal y Cueva
Luis de Carabajal y Cueva (sometimes Luis de Carvajal y de la Cueva; c. 1539 – 1595) was a Spanish-Portuguese adventurer, slave-trader, and governor of Nuevo León, Mexico. He headed a family of ...
David Blis
David Blis (originally Blissnianski, Bliznianski) (1872–1942), was a Polish-born Jew, who emigrated to the Americas. He was born in Grodno, Poland (now Belarus), and married his Chilean-born wife, a S...
Jacobo Zabludovsky
Jacobo Zabludovsky Kraveski (born May 24, 1928) is a Mexican journalist. He was the first anchorman in Mexican television and his TV news program, 24 Horas (24 Hours) was for decades the most importan...
Marcos Moshinsky
Marcos Moshinsky Borodiansky (1921–2009) was a Mexican physicist of Ukrainian-Jewish origin whose work in the field of elementary particles won him the Prince of Asturias Prize for Scientific and Tech...
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Wolf Ruvinskis
Wolf Ruvinskis (October 31, 1921 – November 9, 1999), born Wolf Ruvinskis Manevics, was a naturalized Mexican actor and Luchador, or professional wrestler. He was married three times, to Beatriz Perez...
Ilan Stavans
Ilan Stavans (born Ilan Stavchansky on April 7, 1961, in Mexico City) is a Mexican-American, essayist, lexicographer, cultural commentator, translator, short-story author, publisher, TV personality, a...