The Non-Jewish Origins of the Sephardic Jews
Dr. Abraham Benyunes brings us a fascinating story:
The Non-Jewish Origins of Sephardic Jews
Sunday, January 8th, 10:30 am
Chapel, Lewis Family Religious Life Complex
The prevailing understanding is that Sephardic Jewry had its genesis in Spain and Portugal and did not descend from the ancient Judeans. Dr. Benyunes’ curiosity peaked some years ago when visiting Morocco, and he found many families in the phone book with the name Benyunes – and none were Jewish. Later, when he was clearing customs, he was hailed as a celebrity because the Mayor of Tangiers was a Benyunes, and an Olympic athlete from Libya was also a Benyunes. Come and hear about this most interesting history.
Join us in the Chapel for a lively discussion of the shocking origins of the Sephardic Jews!
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To register, please contact our Congregational Librarian, Etta D. Gold, (305) 264-6543 or at [email protected].