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The Resource The longing : the forgotten Jews of South America, by Gabriela Böhm, (electronic resource)

The longing : the forgotten Jews of South America, by Gabriela Böhm, (electronic resource)

Label
The longing : the forgotten Jews of South America
Title
The longing
Title remainder
the forgotten Jews of South America
Statement of responsibility
by Gabriela Böhm
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A small group of South Americans are eager to affirm their Jewish faith. Their ancestors, Spanish Jews, were forced to convert during the Inquisition. Even after centuries of living in the New World as Catholics and intermarrying, their families still managed to secretly pass down some Jewish traditions from generation to generation. These practices have convinced them that they were originally Jews and fuel their desire to convert.The Longing, set in Ecuador, tells the story of a group of "conversos" attempting to regain their birthright. Among those featured are three women who traveled 36 hours roundtrip, by bus, from Colombia and a couple from a small Ecuadorian town. On the Internet, they have found an American rabbi from Kansas City committed to helping "lost Jews" throughout the world reclaim their identities. For two years they have studied online, following the rabbi's conversion course to Judaism. Now they are meeting the rabbi in Guayaquil, Ecuador. When the rabbi arrives, he finds the local established Jewish community uncooperative. The congregation is suspicious of the group s claim to their Jewish roots, even locking the Temple doors against these outsiders. Ultimately, the rabbi is able to get several local Jews to reluctantly participate in the conversion.Lost no more, the new converts dreams are fulfilled. Yet they face an uncertain future. They are isolated in their Catholic towns and receive little support from the Jewish community, which questions the religious authenticity of the rabbi s conversions
Characteristic
videorecording
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Böhm, Gabriela
Intended audience
For High School; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
75
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  • Conversion
  • Jewish converts
  • Jews
Target audience
general
Label
The longing : the forgotten Jews of South America, by Gabriela Böhm, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641517/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (75 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747797391
Video recording format
other
Label
The longing : the forgotten Jews of South America, by Gabriela Böhm, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641517/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (75 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747797391
Video recording format
other

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