Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Indianischer Rabbi in Sweater und Sombrero

From an article called 'Indianer-Juden in Mexiko' by Leah Brenner , in a German American Jewish periodical called Aufbau, November 15, 1940.


  1. Looks like a Christen field alter, just with other props.

  2. The complete article can be found here:
    The "Jews" in question are the Indian Jews of Venta Prieta and other isolated Mexican communities, whose origins may or may not go back to the Crypto-Jews of colonial Mexico.

    "Aufbau" itself is an interesting cultural artifact. Once it primarily served the German Jewish community centered in Washington Heights, but it's now a monthly magazine with editorial offices in Zurich, New York, Berlin, and Jerusalem, with a web version at



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