A conference to gather more data of the dispersed. It is another step in the right direction that more people actually care about the dispersed and are putting gorth time and effort. It will help those trying to trace their heritage.
To be realistic, many dispersed do not have records and have changed names that can not be traced to any Jewish heritage. Thats what happens when you hide well and over time with intermarriages.
Its one thing to gind out for yourself, and your family. Its another subject to have to prove your heritage to dome one else or a government. I hope a day will come when the dispersed will be accepted by just DNA tests. It gets annoying to some of us when anyone expects proof. G-d and DNA tests had to prove it to me. I did not believe it myself.
How many people would make up having Jewish heritage with anti-semitism still around? How many people would want to move to Israel if they are safe in the great USA, or other good country, unless it would be for G-d moving them to do so?
Why expect grandchildren of crypto Jews to convert to Orthodox to be taken seriously? To some grandchildren of crypto Jews this is insulting. Why can't the Jews accept us where we are and who we are?
I can tell you, we are different in the inside and may be another religion on the outside. Some of us even love Jesus! We consist of all religions! Yet we are different on the inside! We love Adonia in our own way. G-d is dealing with us in our own private way.
I've stepped out some, but it is an internal issue.
Some of us are converting to different sects of Judaism, and some of us are not. Its a sensitive subject and unless you are in the Jewish Awakening you have no idea what its like!!!
What i can tell you is that it can be a strong moving experience and supernatural to some. Its something that is bigger than I can imagine and G-d is very serious about it.
Here is the conference link: http://reconectar.co/sitemap.php?article=57b9519547665