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
Here is another article that discusses Sephardic history. It has pictures of actual documents and mentions New Mexico. Its true that evil even happened here in the USA.
How to Read Hebrew book is great for beginners of all ages!
@LearnHebrewTV has a new book on Kickstarter. Only 23 hours left to order. They have different levels you can choose to pledge at.
The teachings are easier than the JHOP classes method and are more fun. The teacher Miiko is encouraging and her husband @TourGuideAaron is a Rabbi. They are both popular on periscope and live in Israel.
They have a website with archived teaching videos and updates at http://www.LearnHebrewTV to see their work.
Here is their Kickstarter link:
Genie Milgrom will be at the September 2016 fall conference in Florida.
🌸SEPHARDIC Tweeps! 🌸Reinvigorating Shared Latino-Jewish Roots; Heritage, Sept 7-8,2016 Sunny Isles Beach (Miami) FL
She is wonderful!!! In this 15 minute video she briefly explains the emotion and challenges a person deals with in the Jewish Awakening.
Genie Milgrom also recommends to the Knesset how to respond to people in the Jewish Awakening whether they convert or not.
Watch "Genie Milgrom at the Knesset Caucus"
Genie Milgrom's website: http://www.geniemilgrom.com
I wrote this blog earlier when I was in emotional pain and very bitter.
Sorry that I haven't written for a while. A hurtful event happened in my life. It proved more false prophecies to me personally from Christians. Then I went to a Christian healing group for prayer. When I was there, I was met with insensitivity, control, and legalism. I stood up for myself and walked out. Yes, it was that bad of an experience.
This was on top of grief and trauma of seeing a loved one die. Later the leader of the group sent me an email and apologized for the others behavior and stated that she did not agree with them. This was the only Christian group that I had felt safe to confide in and pray with. Now I just have a few Christian friends that are mature enough to pray with.
Christianity in the USA, is a mess right now. Materialism, judging harshly, and legalism in many places, (not all thank G-d). It not what Jesus wanted. Jesus was Jewish after all and known for his compassion.
Thirty years ago in Christianity there were more instant and permanent healings. Now I see people struggling in the faith, getting sick, and dying. It has been discouraging. It is like a desert. There have been many prophecies of the big last and most powerful revival coming. Christians have prayed for this revival for decades. I remember sitting in service 30 years ago and agreeing in prayer.
Look at whats happening in Europe, our politics, and our nation being so divided with hate. We need G-d's hand of protection and peace. We don't need false prophecies and false church propaganda that insults our intelligence.
G-d has come to me through visions, dreams, and DNA tests to show me that I have Jewish heritage. It has been a strong and serious message. It is interesting that I have gone to the root of Christianity, Judaism and find more peace there. The temples that I have visited are places where it is acceptable and expected for a person to ask questions, instead of being manipulated and controlled to believe exactly the same without regard to a person's feelings.
So far I have had good and bad experiences with Jewish people. They are people like everyone else. The GOOD news is that I did find a temple to visit were it is OK to ask questions. I have an interest in listening to their intelligent and various viewpoints. At other temple wanted nothing to do with the Jewish Awakening or me.
When I asked questions at the churches that I had gone to, it was always with answers to manipulate to their teachings even when many of their answers insulted my intelligence and life experiences.
When I was young I tried and believed some teachings and/or prophecies. I saw and physically felt the supernatural power. Now I am older and see the results of this lifestyle. It hasn't matched what they promised me that's for sure. They even used scriptures etc. I can tell you one thing is that I really hate being lied to.
Due to Christian history, other religions, and wicked political leaders my family had to lie about our true identity. They didn't even tell me in this time. I don't blame my family, they had to keep us safe. My ancestors had to continually live an active lie. Going to the Catholic church, pretending to be the best Catholic to not blow their cover. To convert to whatever religion to survive. They were still Jewish inside and G-d has still counted us as Jews. G-d has kept track of the generations.
Now G-d has come to the lost Jews. The grandsons and granddaughters of these crypto Jews and showing them their true identity. Dr. Dell Sanchez's sister Rivka stated that, "Our blood shouts!" That is what is happening, our blood shouts to us what our true identity is. It doesn't matter your religion, you may say you are a Christian and believe in Jesus. Look at me! I have prayed with my pastors, I have cast out demons, laid hands on the sick, I have the Christian Gifts of the Holy Spirit, but I am still effected as a Jew by this strong and powerful Jewish Awakening! Its not a choice, its not in my mind, its not pride, its not just disappointment, its a move of G-d that is stronger and bigger than I can possibly understand. I believe its a sign the Messiah is coming and I hope soon.
I will be lighting the Shabbat candles tonight as my (Lutheran) grandmother secretly did. Jews and crypto Jews will be lighting candles in faith to G-d for more light in the world and peace in Jerusalem.
P.S. this app doesn't take my edits well, including grammatical errors!