4. The B'nai B'rith Magazine (4/1940) p. 234 "Soon the Spanish and Portugese colonies in America had a large number of people who practiced Catholicism in the open and Judaism secretly." This Author has come across similar statements in Jewish writings indicating that many Jewish Marano conversion were simply one of convenience, and were used to subvert the Catholic Church. Another example, "Now and then one reads or hears of non-Jewish families in Spain, Portugal, and elsewhere who in the privacy of their homes quietly preserve certain customs and ceremonies that stem from a distinctly Judaic heritage Domestic observances... handed down from generation to generation...In some instances, the people who cherish these traditions are fully cognizant that there is a Jewish strain in their ancestral background; in others, they have no inkling of it at all. "--Pollak, Michael. Mandarins, Jews, and Missionaries The Jewish Experience in the Chinese Empire. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publications Society of America, 1980, first pg. of chapter 1.
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