At about that time, out of a population of 1,500, there were 75 ‘foreigners’, probably jews (or conversos) indeed, the stories recounted refer to very small numbers of individuals, and an even smaller number of ‘pirates’ one such individual who is extensively discussed is samuel pallache. Perhaps the most important jewish pirate of all was the caribbean pirate jean lafitte, a familiar name to many american schoolchildren he and his men, pirates trained in cannon fire, came to the aid of general (later president) andrew jackson and played a critical role in winning the battle of new orleans in the war of 1812.
But some jamaican jews turned to a more adventurous – and dangerous – life at sea captaining ships bearing names like the queen esther, the prophet samuel, and the shield of abraham, jewish sailors began roaming the caribbean in search of riches, sometimes obtained under questionable circumstances. Leeba freund mrs cohen jewish history december 17, 2010 sephardic jewish pirates & the caribbean connection if you plan on touring the island of jamaica, you may be interested in visiting the oldest jewish cemetery, hunt’s bay cemetery, near kingston.
[jewish pirates of the caribbean] is a book that should not just be read, but studied as well” —san diego jewish world “kritzler is a storyteller and the story he tells is about the tangled and colorful sephardi web that stretched from fez to amsterdam to jamaica” —haaretz “this is far more than a book about jewish pirates. Sephardic jewish pirates & the caribbean connection if you plan on touring the island of jamaica, you may be interested in visiting the oldest jewish cemetery, hunt’s bay cemetery, near kingston kingston has a jewish community dating back to the 1600s. The forgotten jewish pirates of jamaica once known as “the wickedest city in the world” and an inspiration for the pirates of the caribbean movie franchise and amusement park ride. Moses cohen henriques eanes was a jewish sephardic pirate, operating in the caribbean henriques eanes helped dutch naval officer and folk hero admiral piet pieterszoon hein, of the dutch west indi. Therefore, jews were initially not very active in seafaring or navigation after 142 bce, the jewish hasmonean state acquired ports of their own joppa (jaffa), ashdod and gaza were added to their domain, and a small number of jewish sailors developed jewish pirates were first mentioned by josephus.
Jewish pirates of the caribbean: how a generation of swashbuckling jews carved out an empire in the new world in their quest for treasure, religious freedom--and revenge [edward kritzler] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in this lively debut work of history, edward kritzler tells the tale of an unlikely group of swashbuckling jews who ransacked the high seas in the. By 1656, sephardic jews had established the mikveh israel congregation in willemstad, curaçao, which still exists today and is considered the “mother” congregation of the caribbean sephardic jews.
Jewish pirates of the caribbean by edward kritzler reviewed by robert b nussenblatt new york: doubleday, 2008, isbn 978-0-385-51398-2 how can one not be enamored of the title of this book it simply inspires wonderful fantasies that bring to mind scenarios from swashbuckling movies this is, moreover, an easy book to read. Moses cohen henriques early 17th century 1620s and 30s netherlands dutch pirate of portuguese sephardic jewish origin active in the caribbean against spain and portugal moses cohen ( antonio vaez heriques) operated from brazil during dutch and captured more than 500 iberian ships.
But a little known fact is that, aside from notorious pirates such as captain hook, jack sparrow and long john silver, many of the original ones to walk the plank were actually jewish in a fascinating new book entitled jewish pirates of the caribbean, ed kritzler delves into a sensational area of jewish history which will no doubt delight pirate fans and non-fans alike. “jewish pirates of the caribbean is populated by so many remarkable characters–jewish and otherwise–that picking a favorite is taxing” super interesting history of the sephardic jews and what happened to them after the expulsion from spain in 1492 it reads more like a history book rather than a story.
Jewish history december 17, 2010 sephardic jewish pirates & the caribbean connection if you plan on touring the island of jamaica, you may be interested in visiting the oldest jewish cemetery, hunt’s bay cemetery, near kingston kingston has a jewish community dating back to the 1600s. [jewish pirates of the caribbean] is a book that should not just be read, but studied as well” — san diego jewish world “kritzler is a storyteller and the story he tells is about the tangled and colorful sephardi web that stretched from fez to amsterdam to jamaica.
The inquisitors and the jews in the new world university of miami press except for a brief introduction, the entire book is a listing of inquisition records in the new world. [famous jewish pirates back to top] dictionary from wikipedia, the free encyclopedia marrano, marranos or 'secret jews' were sephardic jews, or jewish people living in the iberian peninsula, forced to convert to catholicism-christianity or be expelled from the kingdoms of castile and aragon (spain) this term came into use in 1492. The jewish pirates of the caribbean is a subject that deserves ongoing research the academic study of these little-known figures has only just begun join jerusalem post premium plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content.