Miami Woman Tracks Her Jewish Roots Through 22 Generations

The following excerpt is from the January 3rd 2014, http://www.miamiherald.com by Ana Veciana-Suarez

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Genie Milgrom’s quest for her religious roots began with a mysterious box her maternal grandmother left her when she died. It ends, if one can call it an ending, with a book, a website, speaking engagements around the world and a scholar’s depth of knowledge about Jews who were forced to convert, or pretended to convert, by the Spanish Inquisition.

First, the box. Milgrom, who was raised Catholic in a traditional Cuban household, had already converted to Judaism when her maternal abuela left her a well-worn hamsa, or charm-like “hand of God” trinket, and one gold earring with a Star of David in the middle. No note accompanied this strange bequest.

Milgrom was intrigued. What did it mean? This, after all, was the grandmother who, upon Milgrom’s conversion, had whispered a warning about the dangers of being a Jew

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Author: Dale Meitzler

Dale R. Meitzler : Assisted the start up of Heritage Quest in 1985 and participated in seven years of non-stop Heritage Quest Road Shows. Dale managed the warehouse at Heritage Creations, joined the U.S. Army in 2007, currently he manages warehouse operations and bookstore-vendor operations for Family Roots Publishing Company.

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