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In Taking Root, Latin American girls of Jewish descent, from Mexico to Uruguay, bear in mind their coming of age with Sabbath candles and Hebrew prayers, Ladino songs and merengue tune, Queen Esther and the Virgin of Guadalupe. wealthy and bad, Sephardi and Ashkenazi, Jewish immigrant households looked for a brand new domestic and identification in predominantly Catholic societies. The essays integrated the following research the non secular, monetary, social, and political offerings those households have made and proceed to make as they forge Jewish identities within the New World.

Marjorie Agosín has amassed narratives and tales that display the gigantic variety of Latin American Jewish event. those essays, in line with first- and second-generation immigrant adventure, describe differing issues of view and degrees of involvement in Jewish culture. In Taking Root, Agosín offers us with a modern and brilliant account of the Jewish adventure in Latin America.

Taking Root files the unhappiness of exile and loss but in addition a fierce selection to keep up Jewish traditions. this is often Jewish historical past however it can also be a part of the untold heritage of Brazil, Argentina, El Salvador, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, and all of Latin America.

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