Posts Tagged: Jewish genealogy

Genie Milgrom, author of "My 15 Grandmothers."

My 15 Grandmothers: A Story of Crypto Jews with Genie Milgrom

Last week on the Forget-Me-Not Hour, Genie Milgrom joined me to talk about her fascinating story of genealogical research and spiritual discovery, which she shares in her book My 15 Grandmothers. Genie was born and raised in a Catholic family, exiles from Cuba. As an adult she converted to Orthodox Judaism and began to seriously research her maternal ancestry. She discovered that she descends from Jews in Spain who hid their Jewishness from the Spanish Inquisition by becoming Catholic. These people are variously called Crypto Jews, Converso Jews, or Marrano Jews. Genie talked about the … Read More


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