Ariel Castro with daughter
Puerto Ricans are called 'Ladino'
The Jews were expelled by king Ferdinand II of Aragon, Castille, Navarre, Naples, Puglia, & Sicily.&nbs(and many others) see: Wikipedia for Ferdinand and Isabella.
*Not unusual among people of this community to postpone baptism until the age of 12 or 13, when there was pressure from Catholic Church to affirm the Catholic faith among children of confirmation age.
*The creation of St. Esther- the queen in the Purim story, honoured because she too kept her Jewishness a secret for a time
*Elderly relatives who spoke Ladino. *Slaughter of meat according to the laws of Kashrut.
*Keeping of a special day of fest each fall, apparently based on Yom Kippur.
*Circumcision of baby boys.
*Use of special candelabrum each winter.
*Baking of an unusual bread during Holy Week every year.
*Gravestones without crosses, but with unusual markings that look like the Hebrew letter shin-- standing for Shaddai,
*Often in such families, the oldest son was educated as a priest, continuing a tradition that began during the 15th. century of conveying Jewish learning secretly through Catholic men of God.
*Words found in dictionaries in Spain - Cohen used to be in the dictionary until recently as a descriptive noun, with a bad meaning. 'Pimp, sorcerer, witchcraft practitioner'. Based on secret judaising.
'Judiada' loosely translated means 'bad omen' or ' bad luck' Marrano (swine), what Christians and unconverted Jews called conversos. They refer to themselves as Anusim--The Forced Ones.
*One man in each family should become a priest. When you went to confession he is the one you went to. Priests had legitimate reasons for keeping secrets. Allowed keeping Hebrew texts without arousing suspicion....................
It sounds like a carefully worked out plan for infiltration of the Christian church through the Roman Catholic church, made up of a hierachy of christians who were in fact crypt-Jews.