Born in Columbia, Rabbi Juan Mejia was on his way to becoming a monk when he discovered his family’s Jewish roots. Like most anusim, or descendents of Iberian Jews forced to convert to Catholicism during the Inquisition who continued to practice Judaism in secrecy, Rabbi Mejia was unaware of his origins. Now he devotes his life to teaching anusim wherever they may be.
Archive for June, 2010
According to author and commentator Reza Aslan, by adopting the same polarizing rhetoric as the jihadists, in the so-called War on Terror, the U.S. is fighting a war that cannot be won. Aslan argues that we must strip this ideological conflict of its religious connotations and address the grievances that fuel the Jihadist movement.