A Brief History of Jews in Mexico

by Mel Goldberg
Probably arriving with the first Spaniards. Jews have lived in Mexico since the fifteenth century. Their history in Mexico may be divided into three significant time periods: the fifteenth, eighteenth, and twentieth centuries.
THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY
The first Jews arrived about thirty years after the start of the Spanish Inquisition, during which

Remembering Anita Brenner

By Alan Grabinsky
Culture Feature
Remembering Anita Brenner, The Revolutionary Mexican-Born, Jewish-American Woman Who Exposed Rivera, Kahlo, and Siqueros to the World
In 1916, as war raged in the city of Aguascalientes, eleven-year-old Anita Brenner and her family got into a car and sped towards the train station. They had escaped Mexico before, but