An awakening giant is rising,
after 500 years of identity slumber!
Anousim Awake! is the personal account of the revealed family Jewish identity of Gracia Serrano Fenn, a hidden Jewess who found out a “family secret” in 1999 in Israel. It is the Serrano family story of being raised with “no family past”, with no known true identity.
These lost Sephardim (Spanish Crypto-Jews) were thought to have disappeared, after their forced expulsion in the 1492 Spanish Inquisition. The full effect in the Iberian Peninsula (later Portugal) sent them scattering to the New World and elsewhere.
The prophet Obadiah, (Ovadia) expressed this Torah vision of return to Israel by their descendants, many centuries ago (Obadiah 10,21). His words in the Tanach (Jewish scriptures) continue to shed light to the very outskirts of the Diaspora to this select group of Hispanic-Jewish connection, now arising to their true identity and return… “Somos Judios — We are Jews”.
“This is a beautiful journey of return to Jewish roots. Unlocking the secrets of the past profoundly impact the present in ways both painful and joyful. It leads into the future with new possibilities and connections. Gracia Serrano’s story is one of discovery and sheds light on history and faith. I know her story will have a profound impact on many people: fellow B’nai Anusim, the Jewish community, and those who enjoy stories of discovery and faith. As a rabbi in the Jewish community, I thank Gracia for her story and the strength it gives to the Jewish community.” —Rabbi Ezray, Beth Jacob, Redwood City, CA.
About the author:
Gracia Serrano Fenn lives in California and is President of Sephardim Hope International.