Nevertheless, among all the prominent members of the Capriles family was Manases Capriles.
Manases was born on 18 August, 1837, to Joseph Capriles and Bathsheba Ricardo in Curaçao.
Dates, like walnuts and almonds, are mentioned in the Song of Songs and thus seem like a fitting combination for charoset.
Dates are an ancient food that have become trendy again as a natural alternative to refined sugars.
However, the relocation of Manases occurred after anti-Semitic unrests emerged throughout Coro in 1855.
These unrests were incited by the Catholic church, who spread the medieval rhetoric that Jews were responsible for the death of Jesus Christ.
The opinions, facts and any media content in them are presented solely by the authors, and neither The Times of Israel nor its partners assume any responsibility for them. Haim argues that Columbus, who remained private throughout, has left traces of Jewish origins in Latin America, such as dating letters with Hebrew numbers.
For example, in private letters addressed to his son Diego, Columbus includes two Hebrew letters, which are still used today, and which mean “with the help of G-d.” With a particular use of certain words, according to Haim, Columbus seems connected to this origin.
At the time, Mordechay Ricardo offered financial assistance to the revolution led by Bolívar. In fact, Bolívar wrote the “Cartagena’s Manifesto” in Curacao (The Jewish Community of Curacao.) Because of Manases Capriles’s trading success was growing at the end of the 1850’s, he decided to move to Coro, Venezuela.I am not suggesting you forego your favorite apple-and-walnut charoset in favor of this date charoset or anything crazy like that. Please note that the posts on The Blogs are contributed by third parties. The arrival of the Sephardic Jews to Latin America dates back to the arrival of Christopher Columbus. Abraham Haim, a professor at the University of Tel-Aviv and an expert in Sephardic history, the spokesman of Christopher Columbus’ fleet, Luis de Torres, was a Jew.This Sephardic Jewish community, unlike other countries such Colombia and Venezuela, have lived free of persecution and anti-Semitism for centuries predominantly.
Among these families, who came to Curacao, was the Capriles family who embraced their Jewish identity until the beginning of the 20th century.
They were a family of merchants who had been for in Curacao for several generations.