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FREE EBOOK ⚡ My 15 Grandmothers á The book MyGrandmothers takes the reader through an exciting maze of intrigue, where literally every stone that is turned, yields a new twist in the personal journey of Genie Milgrom Having been brought up in a Roman Catholic family in Havana, Cuba and descending from Spanish ancestry did not ensure that her life would be lived within that realm In response to strong feelings and an affinity towards Judaism, her search for her family s past, took on a deeper significance as she researched her maternal lineage and not only discovered but documented and verified her Pre Inquisition Spanish Roots to Fifteenth Century Spain and Portugal where they lived first as Jews, then as Crypto Jews and finally as Roman Catholics She was able to unravel the web of lies and deceit that her family had spun around themselves in order to survive the Spanish InquisitionThey lived with one foot in each world as they converted to Catholicism openly while secretly practicing their own religion underground Genie was fortunate enough to grab the brass ring that was thrown in the air overyears ago Wonderful story of a Cuban born Catholic, raised in the US, who follows her calling by converting to Orthodox Judaism, then traces 15 generations of grandmothers back to find that they were Marranos in the Inquisition, forced to convert from Judaism to Catholicism Very personal story, could have been made better byprofessional editing to bring closure to some items. A book talking about the personal history of a Converso, Marrano, B nei Anusim family where she can trace her roots back through 15 grandmothers all the way back to pre expulsion Spain and Portugal should be exactly the kind of book to cherish And I found this book because of her cookbook featuring recipes of those 15 grandmothers, from all over Latin America I am glad she could unravel her roots but there is something about this book that is too self absorbed to help much for me located in a A book talking about the personal history of a Converso, Marrano, B nei Anusim family where she can trace her roots back through 15 grandmothers all the way back to pre expulsion Spain and Portugal should be exactly the kind of book to cherish And I found this book because of her cookbook featuring recipes of those 15 grandmothers, from all over Latin America I am glad she could unravel her roots but there is something about this book that is too self absorbed to help much for me located in a community that is 47% 52% Hispanic Every year I have people sit in my office who want to explore their Jewish roots Much like this author, they have some story, of separating dough or fasting in the fall or lighting candles on Fridays Hushed secrets and traditions Unclear origins I know she did a tremendous amount of research but I would have liked to see the research and documentation The current version seemed forced, trying to tie the personal narrative, which I appreciate, to the results she was hoping to find I liked Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean better on a similar topic and history I was so excited to read this book when I received it But despite the fascinating topic, reading this personal account was painful 150 pages with large print was still way too long There was so much redundancy in the recounting of events, and in the author s emotional state it became tedious Coupled with thinly veiled self promotion I was the first one to ever ask this question made reading evenof a struggle Yes, the content is fascinating, but the author does a terrible job of b I was so excited to read this book when I received it But despite the fascinating topic, reading this personal account was painful 150 pages with large print was still way too long There was so much redundancy in the recounting of events, and in the author s emotional state it became tedious Coupled with thinly veiled self promotion I was the first one to ever ask this question made reading evenof a struggle Yes, the content is fascinating, but the author does a terrible job of breaking it down for the reader to follow and it feels like each chapter can be summarized this was an important discovery, I knew they had to be Jewish, but needed onepiece of validation Maps, diagrams, photos anything visual would have helped this book tremendously I loved this book It s a must read for anyone interested in genealogy, Sephardic Judaism, Spanish history especially the dark period of the inquisition , ancestral memory, and or the quest for identity It s short, but packed full of information presented in an easy to read narrative style Ms Milgrom s persistence in her research, even in the face of numerous roadblocks, is admirable and inspirational, as is her personal journey to conversion to Judaism as a young adult Give the book a few I loved this book It s a must read for anyone interested in genealogy, Sephardic Judaism, Spanish history especially the dark period of the inquisition , ancestral memory, and or the quest for identity It s short, but packed full of information presented in an easy to read narrative style Ms Milgrom s persistence in her research, even in the face of numerous roadblocks, is admirable and inspirational, as is her personal journey to conversion to Judaism as a young adult Give the book a few hours of your time it s worth it