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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Claims Jewish Ancestry at Hanukkah Party

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Claims Jewish Ancestry at Hanukkah Party

 

 

 

https://www.breitbart.com

Joel B. Pollak

December 10, 2018

 

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Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed Sunday night at a Hanukkah party in New York that she has Jewish ancestry

"A very, very long time ago, generations and generations ago, my family consisted of Sephardic Jews … During the Spanish Inquisition, so many people were forced to convert on the exterior to Catholicism, but on the interior continued to practice their faith … some of those people landed in Puerto Rico," she told a left-wing group, Jews For Racial And Economic Justice.

 

During the Inquisition, Spanish Jews were expelled or forced to convert to Christianity, on pain of death. Some converted but quietly maintained their Jewish faith, often seeking refuge in the New World, where they were less likely to be exposed and punished.

The Jewish Virtual Library notes (original links):

Though officially forbidden from settling in Puerto Rico through much of its history, Jews managed to settle on the Island as secret Jews, also called marranos, conversos, or Crypto-Jews. Jewish immigration to Puerto Rico began in the 15th century, though the community could not flourish as Judaism was prohibited by the Spanish Inquisition and the first synagogue was not established until a few hundred years later.

In recent years, many people in the former Spanish New World — including the American Southwest — have discovered that they have Jewish ancestry. Often, their families maintained Jewish customs across the centuries, such as lighting candles on Friday night, which marks the start of the Jewish Sabbath.

 

Ocasio-Cortez did not mention that her family had practiced such traditions, nor did she describe her family history with any degree of specificity.

 

Later, on Twitter, she appeared to suggest that she may simply have shared Jewish ancestry with other Puerto Ricans in general, whom she described as a mix of cultures.

 

 

 

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Rock N' Roll Right Winger

I'll bet that the Jews won't claim her! :lol:

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AnnieGotHerGun

Well, Obama took on every ethnicity he could be around. Down south, he was kin to Rosa Parks. On St. Patrick's Day, he was part Irish, etc. Guess AOC thinks it will work for her, too! If Obama can claim Irish heritage, she can claim Scandanavian and no one will bat an eye!

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grimreefer

:rolleyes:

 

Padding her 'victimhood' bona fides.

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Liz

While it's remotely possible her story is true, knowing her track record for veracity, I think it's far more likely that she took a page from her sister-under-the-skin, Julia Salazar:

 

As for her claim to be Jewish, Salazar doubles down on that too:

The truth here is simple: my father was of Sephardic Jewish heritage; my mother was nominally raised Catholic, but religion had little place in our household. It was in college, in the wake of my father’s death when I was 18, that I began to deeply explore my Jewish roots, participate in Jewish communal life, and commit myself to observing Judaism. That experience became an important part of who I am today — part of my social and spiritual life, but also part of my politics and moral compass.

 

Completely left out of this history is the fact that her brother says no one in the family was Jewish and the fact that she was a conservative Christian until relatively recently. From Tablet:

 

When reached by phone, Alex Salazar, the candidate’s older brother and the operator of a number of Florida mango farms, said that one of their father’s brothers was a Jesuit priest. (He also seemed to know very little about her campaign and seemed surprised when I told him she stood a good chance of winning.) “There was nobody in our immediate family who was Jewish … my father was not Jewish, we were not raised Jewish,” he said…

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zurg

I think she’s claiming to be part Jewish just like Elizabeth Warren is claiming to be part Indian.

 

Besides, so what if they are? If that long ago ancestry has never been part of their lives and culture, why is it significant?

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SARGE

Lielith. :whistling:

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MontyPython

Yeah, I'm guessing about 1/1024th Jewish...

 

:rolleyes:

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Liz

. . .Besides, so what if they are? If that long ago ancestry has never been part of their lives and culture, why is it significant?

She probably hopes to impress her Jewish constituents so when she screws up, as she inevitably will, they'll cut her some slack.

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Natural Selection

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Claims Jewish Ancestry at Hanukkah Party

 

That's odd. Cortez has endorsed a muslim anti-Semite and she claims to be part Jewish?

 

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(link to tweet)

 

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(link to tweet)

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Liz

That's odd. Cortez has endorsed a muslim anti-Semite and she claims to be part Jewish?. . .

She's screwing up already and she hasn't even been inaugurated yet. :P

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RedSoloCup

Fake bitch.

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Dean Adam Smithee

Fake bitch.

 

No, the bitch part is real. It's everything else that's fake.

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Noclevermoniker

Didn't she win this year's Masters, also?

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LongKnife

That's odd. Cortez has endorsed a muslim anti-Semite and she claims to be part Jewish?

Go figure. American Jews vote Democrat every election. They're supplying the rope they'll be hanged with.

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MTP Reggie
...Judaism was prohibited by the Spanish Inquisition...

 

Nooooooobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

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Ladybird

Adam Sandler can add her name to the list.

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MTP Reggie

She's certainly not the first person on the planet to lie about their 'Jewish' heritage. Just ask one of RN's liberal members whose family claimed it to escape a foreign country and come to the United States just so they could hold their hand out for freebies and then complain about our country at the same time.

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Natural Selection

She's screwing up already and she hasn't even been inaugurated yet. :P

 

I'm sure it's just the tip of the iceberg. Wait until she starts signing her Bills into law!

 

Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortez-Socialism-Meme.jpg

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BootsieBets

That's odd. Cortez has endorsed a muslim anti-Semite and she claims to be part Jewish?

 

iilhan-omar-aoc.png

(link to tweet)

 

illhan-omar-israel.png

(link to tweet)

That’s just was I was thinking. She was dissing the Jews then turns around and at a Jewish event says “Hey, look at me, I’m Jewish!!!” She is some kinda crazeeee.

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Natural Selection

That’s just was I was thinking. She was dissing the Jews then turns around and at a Jewish event says “Hey, look at me, I’m Jewish!!!” She is some kinda crazeeee.

 

She's a member of the "Say Anything" party.

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DJGoody

She's screwing up already and she hasn't even been inaugurated yet. :P

 

 

I wonder who she will pardon first?

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Natural Selection

I wonder who she will pardon first?

 

:lol:

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RedSoloCup

That’s just was I was thinking. She was dissing the Jews then turns around and at a Jewish event says “Hey, look at me, I’m Jewish!!!” She is some kinda crazeeee.

 

With a "yuge" vacant spot between her ears. Of course, we have known that all along.

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RedSoloCup

She's certainly not the first person on the planet to lie about their 'Jewish' heritage. Just ask one of RN's liberal members whose family claimed it to escape a foreign country and come to the United States just so they could hold their hand out for freebies and then complain about our country at the same time.

 

:yeahthat:

Edited by RedSoloCup

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