|Quoting Avianca (Reply 25):|
Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 24):
Correct, however, what I meant is that there are many, many non-Israele jews (new Christians). Some of the Portuguese immigrants in Brazil are also of jewish origin. That's why I think the number is much higher but I could be wrong...
I have the same opinion than you Hardiwv, I think the same situation is in Colombia (many people with jews roots)
As far as demand from Jews between Israel and South America is concerned, we cannot count those with such an old link with Judaism, absolutely.
Portuguese Jesuits presence in Brazil was established in second half of 18th century.
The few exceptions of continuation of this culture are irrelevant for the purpose we are talking about (= the so-called substantial demand).
Those immigrants' descendants are now mixed in different breeds, religions, places and don't even imagine such an origin.
Otherwise, we could say that the French descendants in São Luís (SLZ) generate any demand to France. Yet, zero of them does!
Thank you!! Much appreciated.
[Edited 2005-09-11 14:01:50]