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by Anthony Alberga,Marilyn Delevante

Category: World
Subcategory: History books
Author: Anthony Alberga,Marilyn Delevante
ISBN: 9766372128
ISBN13: 978-9766372125
Language: English
Publisher: Ian Randle Publishers (November 30, 2005)
Pages: 240
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The first Jews arrived in Jamaica long before the English conquest of 1655. This work provides an insight into a part of Jamaican heritage not previously recorded

The first Jews arrived in Jamaica long before the English conquest of 1655. This work provides an insight into a part of Jamaican heritage not previously recorded. Although few in numbers the contribution of the Jewish community in industry, commerce, education, the arts and even cookery has been profound.

the oldest newspaper in the western hemisphere; from representing Jamaica internationally to the now iconic work of Belisario; the contribution of the Jewish community in nation building in Jamaica is unquestionable. Copiously illustrated, the result is a vibrant, engaging story of not just Jewish, but Jamaican history.

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It gave accurate details of some of the prominent Jews genealogy of Jamaica and history of the Portuguese/Spanish Jews. The only negative is not much is written about the Ashkenazi Jews, it is possible they were the minorities and most of their records were destroyed in earthquakes and hurricanes over the years. 3 people found this helpful. There have been several books over the years that have showed the history of the Jamaican Jews. This is the first one that I have read beyond my family history. I couldn't put it down.

The history of the Jews in Jamaica predominantly dates back to migrants from Spain and Portugal to the island since 1494 as well as migrants from France and United Kingdom. Starting in 1480, many Jews began fleeing from Spain because of the persecution of the Holy Inquisition. When the English captured Jamaica from Spain in 1655, the Jews who were living as conversos began to practice Judaism openly. By 1611, the Island of Jamaica had reached an estimated population of 1,500 people

For much of the nation’s history, Jews have been well integrated in the community at large, and intermarriage . Among the cousins, Delevante, who says she is probably the only Jew in Jamaica to keep kosher, appears most worried about the future of Jamaican Jewry.

For much of the nation’s history, Jews have been well integrated in the community at large, and intermarriage has been common - despite some anti-Jewish sentiment in the early years of British rule. We’re very much part of the community, Delevante said. We’re not separate, and we don’t separate from anyone. Despite the high intermarriage rate, however, most children of intermarriage are raised as Jews, and there continue to be conversions. That, community members say, is what will keep Jamaican Jewry going.

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Marilyn Delevante, My aunt and the author of this book. My grandmother is the little girl in the front on the right. What others are saying. Marilyn Delevante, My aunt and the author of this book. Men Fashion Man Fashion Mens Fashion Men's Style Men's Fashion Styles Style Men Moda Masculina Fashion Men.

Nearby cities: Coordinates: 17°58'29"N 76°47'24"W.

Contributor -Alberga, Anthony.

1508 Bishop of Cuba wrote: "Practically every ship field with Hebrews and New Christians. 1509 – Seville convertos bribe King Ferdinand of Spain to trade in colonies. Contributor -Alberga, Anthony. Sephardi Jews: A Pageant of Spanish-Portuguese and Oriental Judaism Between the Cross and the Crescent, Edmond S. Malka, Trenton, NJ, 1979.

The Island of One People is an engaging exploration of the Jewish-Jamaican community and its contribution to the development of Jamaica. Considerable attention is given to prominent Jewish families such as the Lindos, deCordovas, Ashenheims, Henriques’ and Matalons. The pioneering distinction of these families and others, in all aspects of Jamaica’s history, development, industry, commerce, politics, education and culture is heralded in this publication. The result is a vibrant, engaging story of not just Jewish, but Jamaican history.
Comments to eBook The Island of One People: An Account of the History of the Jews of Jamaica
Gold Crown
First, there is little out there regarding Jewish history in the Carribean, so kudos to any book that explores that history. However,this book should really be called 'Some of the Sephardic Jews of Jamaica'. Though some general history is here, it really treats the story of the inter-related families of the authors. Not much attention is paid to the Ashkenazi families or to those families who no longer practice Judaism. I also would like to have seen more treatment of the relations between the great Jewish families and their mixed race relatives, of which their are many. In short, this is a good over-view but that is all.
Berenn
This is an excellent book to have in a home library for anyone doing research on Jews in Jamaica. It gave accurate details of some of the prominent Jews genealogy of Jamaica and history of the Portuguese/Spanish Jews. The only negative is not much is written about the Ashkenazi Jews, it is possible they were the minorities and most of their records were destroyed in earthquakes and hurricanes over the years.
Castiel
This was a gift from my grandmother. There have been several books over the years that have showed the history of the Jamaican Jews. This is the first one that I have read beyond my family history. I couldn't put it down. It talks about how the Spanish Jews first came to settle in Jamaica. It is very well written and easy to follow. One of the best gifts I've ever received!
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