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Sandro Rosell
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Special Features

The 2011 wedding of Sonya Loya in the Sephardic Education Center of Jerusalem’s Old City. Loya—a Hispanic-American woman raised as a Catholic in New Mexico—learned from her father at age 44 that his family swore him to secrecy about their Jewish roots.  (Photo credit: Alumah Rivkah Photography)Sonya Loya’s path of rediscovery aligns with the journey potentially millions of other “Crypto-Jews” take back to their Jewish roots. Her story, and the stories of others with similar backgrounds, is also still unfolding—with legal action against the Catholic Church as the possible next chapter.

Loya—a Hispanic-American woman raised as a Catholic in New Mexico—left the Catholic Church at age 18, a mutual parting because she asked too many questions. When she was 44, her father told her that when he was a child, his family members made him swear to secrecy about their Jewish roots. His uncles, who served as American soldiers in World War II and witnessed death camps in Europe, told their mother, “It’s still not safe to be a Jew.”

When her

Alan Gross and his wife Judy. (Photo credit: Gross family)“There are, I think, almost 3,000 Americans in foreign jails. Almost all of them are in there for doing something.”

JointMedia News Service

That is the assessment given to by U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-NY), a leading advocate for the freedom of 53-year-old Brooklyn flooring contractor Jacob Ostreicher—who, according to his supporters, is wrongly imprisoned in Bolivia and therefore falls outside the “almost 3,000 Americans” cited by Turner.

Ostreicher’s matter is one of three

Olivia Deutsch and Brandon Jerome are YUConnects’ 100th matchWhen Olivia Deutsch first met matchmaker Mindy Eisenman, the idea of an online dating site seemed intimidating and unconventional—but Eisenman convinced her to give it a try.

"She [Eisenman] explained to me that YUConnects caters to people from many different backgrounds and helped me understand how trained connectors were able to search a large database to connect singles with the same goals and interests,” said Deutsch, who is a nursing student at Hunter College. “I was convinced that signing up

Author, controversial media personality, and anti-jihadist extraordinaire, Pamela Geller.The Jewish Voice Interviews Activist Pamela Geller, Co-founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative

As the controversy continues to escalate over the placement of ads in New York City subways that call for a moral outcry against jihad and the pernicious deeds of radical Islamists around the world, the Jewish Voice sat down with controversial and oft-maligned political commentator Pamela Geller, a co-founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the organization that has spearheaded

Millionaire Larry Greenfield feels that the matchmaking services have failed him in his quest to find a wife who meets his exacting standards.Can money buy a person true love? While it may often help raise someone’s profile when attempting to attract a member of the opposite sex, multimillionaire Larry Greenfield says that spending a lot of money does not guarantee success in finding a wife – especially when it’s spent on professional matchmaking services.

The 47-year-old securities trader spoke to the New York Post about his expensive dating odyssey, wherein he spent more than $65,000 on a total of six matchmaking agencies over a