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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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...
Colegio Israelita de México
The Colegio Israelita de México, A.C. is a private K-12 school in Mexico City. It is also known by its acronym, CIM, or as the Idishe, the first word in its Yiddish name.The school was founded in 1924...
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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 ...
Yosef Dayan
Yosef Dayan (born Mexico in 1945) is a rabbi and the author of several books in Hebrew, Spanish and Italian. He also worked to translate modern Spanish literature into Hebrew.Yosef Dayan emigrated to ...
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 ...
Caceres family
Caceres was the name of a Jewish family, members of which lived in Venezuela, Portugal, the Netherlands, England, Mexico, Suriname, the West Indies, and the United States. They came from the city of C...
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Crypto-Judaism
Crypto-Judaism is the secret adherence to Judaism while publicly professing to be of another faith; practitioners are referred to as "crypto-Jews" (origin from Greek kryptos - κρυπτός, 'hidden'). The ...
Wolfgang Paalen
Wolfgang Robert Paalen (July 22, 1905 in Vienna, Austria – September 24, 1959 in Taxco, Mexico) was an Austrian-Mexican painter, sculptor and art philosopher. A member of the Abstraction-Création grou...
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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...
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”...
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 ...
Pablo Rudomín Zevnovaty
Pablo Rudomin Zevnovaty, PhD (born 1934 in Mexico City) is a Mexican neuroscientist.Born to Russian parents he is a graduate of the biology program of the National School of Biological Sciences of the...
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 ...
Binyamin Temkin
Dr Binyamin "Benny" Temkin (Hebrew: בנימין טמקין‎, born 7 March 1945) is an Israeli former politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Meretz between 1992 and 1996.
Born in Mont...
Mariana Frenk-Westheim
Mariana Frenk-Westheim (June 4, 1898 – June 24, 2004) was a writer of Spanish-Mexican prose, hispanist, lecturer of literature, museum expert and one of the most important Mexican translators.Ma...
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...