Many of us have been taught the Scriptures and Oral Law. Now we are learning our Torah, our Hebrew prayers and traditions lost. We, the B’Nei Anousim are re-discovering our identity as Jews. We are the awakening giant and are finally “bridging” to our Jewish heritage. We are the products who have survived of over 500 years of Inquisition “tortures, cruelty, and forced conversions”.
Benai Anousim are the result of many centuries, now awakening to our true identity and heritage, according to the prophet Obadiah (v20). Sephardim Hope International functions as a “bridge” to bring this message of hope and survival of our people. We know what it is to feel the “hatred, prejudice and cruelty” of those who will proclaim that we are “not Jewish”.
Jewish is the blood covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This cannot be erased or altered because of people’s opinions. Jewish is in our blood because of inheritance and we ourselves cannot alter this, only awaken to its truth. The cruelty and unkindness shown to our awakening people by those who would “judge and measure our Jewishness” is the same spirit of those religious ones who killed the prophets when they did not like the message they brought from G-d. It is the same “religious spirit of fear” of those who killed our ancestors because they were “different”. Anousim are being awakened by Hashem at his pleasure and timing. They are being restored to their Hebrew Roots. We are glad that Ha Shem is our Avinu Malkeinu, our true Father and King. Baruch Hashem Adonai.