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Re: Enriquez as a Sephardic name
Posted by: Harry Stein Date: September 27, 2001 at 11:07:11
In Reply to: Re: Enriquez as a Sephardic name by Antonio Enriquez of 114

My Dear Sir,
You are welcome to believe what you wish. You may wish to not to believe the the civil records of Mexico, you may not wish to believe the Holy Office of the Catholic Church of Spain, you may wish not to believe the inquisition records. I have no problem with that. I have given you facts. You have given me an opinion. No contest. To counter facts you need facts. You have told me that the name is Castillian on Sephardi. The Castillians were not a race. Just as there were short Castillains, tall castillians, thin Castillians and fat Castillians, light complected Castillians and dark complected Catillians, there were Jewish Castillians, Moslem Castillians and Christian Castillians. You have considered Castillians to be a pure race of people. Not so. There lived in Castile, the Celts, the Vistagoths, the Romans, Jews and Arabs (and more). I know that it was be hard for you to imagine Jewish blood in your line. Why don't you talk to your priest about the great forced coversions of a group of people that numbered 25% of the Spanish population.


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