The opinions, facts and any media content in them are presented solely by the authors, and neither The Times of Israel nor its partners assume any responsibility for them. Haim argues that Columbus, who remained private throughout, has left traces of Jewish origins in Latin America, such as dating letters with Hebrew numbers.For example, in private letters addressed to his son Diego, Columbus includes two Hebrew letters, which are still used today, and which mean “with the help of G-d.” With a particular use of certain words, according to Haim, Columbus seems connected to this origin.As for the financing of his journey, Columbus had maintained strong economic support from Jewish members such as the convert Luis Santángel, banker of the Crown of Aragon (Noticias Universia España).
Among his relatives is Manases´s maternal grandfather, Mordechay Ricardo.
Nevertheless, among all the prominent members of the Capriles family was Manases Capriles.
Manases was born on 18 August, 1837, to Joseph Capriles and Bathsheba Ricardo in Curaçao.
I am not suggesting you forego your favorite apple-and-walnut charoset in favor of this date charoset or anything crazy like that.
Please note that the posts on The Blogs are contributed by third parties. The arrival of the Sephardic Jews to Latin America dates back to the arrival of Christopher Columbus. Abraham Haim, a professor at the University of Tel-Aviv and an expert in Sephardic history, the spokesman of Christopher Columbus’ fleet, Luis de Torres, was a Jew.