Those Jews were believed to be descendants of a Jewish man who left Europe and settled in south America about 600 years ago - likely among the hundreds of thousands of Jews expelled by Spain in 1492, and possibly among those who sailed with Christopher Columbus,
The Ninth of Av of the year 1492
was the date designated for all Jews
of Spain to leave.
That was the day Columbus
set sail for the new world.
posted on 05/30/2012 6:06:52 PM PDT
(Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
I could be mistaken, but I believe he didn’t leave till the 10th due to harbor congestion. The 9th was the planned departure.
posted on 05/30/2012 6:20:42 PM PDT
(As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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