I Am Jewish (sephardic)

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    I Am Rive - Named For Rebecca, A Jewish Patriarch'S Wife.

    My name is Rive (it's a form of Rebecca), Rive Mahout Boujenah. I was born in Marseille on February 5th, 1995. My mother's name is Elisabeth. My father's name is David. My family have lived in Marseille since the early 1960s and we have had mixed fortunes here. It is a beautiful...
    Malpasse Malpasse
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2013

    My parents are Gabriel

    and Miryam ASTRUC of Nice, in Provence (PACA). We are descended from Spanish, Portuguese and Italian Jews and our name is derived from the name, the famous name Bar Kochba. I am very proud of that! Perhaps we are descendants of Simon Bar Kochba who led the revolt against Rome...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    Jan 31, 2015

    Hey! I am a Sephardic Jew by blood,

    my great grand-father died in the holocaust and I am Jewish on my mothers side. I am not, however, Jewish. I converted to Islam. I still Believe that the Jews are the chosen ones of God, It says so in the Qur'an. I want Israel to be a Jewish state because it is. Mecca is the...
    Llamaofspain Llamaofspain
    16-17, M
    Nov 25, 2015

    Great Grandmother

    Okay, so my Mother told me of this story that her mother's grandmother's surname was a Gallegos, but this is the surname my grandmother's father used when he arrived in the Philippines, not his father's Marcela, because he was a son of a priest (the Marcela). I asked myself, i...
    cecil1017 cecil1017
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2011

    Just as many families in this area of France,

    I have Jewish blood from those Jews who left Franco's Spain, only to then have collaborationist Vichy French authorities trying to find them. My Jewish forebears escaped to Andorra.
    Gaspard91 Gaspard91
    26-30, F
    Aug 2, 2014

    Descendant Of Israel

    I am a descendant of Jacob called Israel, and heiress to a long tradition of being from among the Chosen People of God, the God of Abraham, the God of Issac, the God of Jacob, the God who chose Moses to lead His people from captivity. My family name is Boniche, a Sephardic family...
    bonizil bonizil
    22-25, F
    Mar 16, 2013

    First, I'm not really Sephardic ,

    but I've always been attracted to the Sephardic tradition, less oppressive even if as observant as the constantly on-your-case-for-not-letting-the-rabbis-control-every-part-of-your-life Eastern European traditionalists. My parents were married by Dr D de Sola Pool, the renowned...
    lesliejones lesliejones
    46-50, F
    Jun 7, 2014

    I Am Naor

    My family are Sephardic, originally from Aragon, after arriving there from North Africa in the Middle Ages. I have a large family, although I am my parents only child. We moved to France at the joining of Aragon and Castile, to become Spain. We moved to the small town of...
    Anuledroan Anuledroan
    18-21, F
    Jan 2, 2013

    My name is Marie-Estée Carmella Corzo.

    My father is Davide Corzo. My mother is Ester Sarfati. We have a mixed history, but we are Sephardi. My family escaped the Nazis in the Algerian desert.
    Corzomec Corzomec
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jan 24, 2015

    Ich Bin Juden Und Schwert!

    I am a Sephardic Jew and very proud of my heritage. I get sick of the stereotypes and anti-Semitism. We are greedy. Isn't everyone? We are winey. Isn't everyone? We own Hollywood. It's statistically not true but what if it was, so what. No one complains about what the White Anglo...
    TolstoiFan TolstoiFan
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Feb 24, 2012
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