Jews Around the Globe
Legends about Jewish pirates and a distinguished 20th-century political legacy are highlights of this Caribbean Jewish community's history.
In 1647, the Portuguese Inquisition in Brazil compelled Isaac de Castro to choose between his Judaism and being burned alive. De Castro courageously chose his faith and martyrdom.
On April 11, 1649, Tomas Trevino de Sobremonte was burned at the stake in Mexico City, a victim of the Inquisition. His crime: practicing the rites and ceremonies of the
Jews living under Islamic and Christian rule.
Ancient/Medieval Jewish History
Jews got entangled in the Christian quest to recapture the Holy Land from Muslims.