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From the archives: Cairo Jewish community recognized Anousim in 1927


During the 1920's when the Anousim who wished to gain recognition of their return to the traditions of their ancestors, the Cairo Jewish community, one of the most established and educated in the world, recognized their plight and accepted them as Jews.

Here is a press clipping from a Brazilian newspaper from 8th June 1927, which reads: "Cairo - It took place among the local Jewish community (of Cairo) an agreement in favor of the Portuguese New Christians (Anousim), which asked to return to the Jewish religion."

This is an amazing document which proves that only a few generations ago there was widespread acceptance of those descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish communities which sought to reconnect with their people.