by Dr. Dell F. Sanchez
I have confirmed that Sephardic Hispanic/Latinos of the U.S. as well as Mexico have been thrown under the bus! My wife and I participated in interviews led by an official panel representing the Israeli government, specifically, the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs in Jerusalem, in 2015. We gave direct accounts of our personal stories related to our Jewish history as well as millions of ‘people just like us’ with a Sephardic history and heritage.
Twenty-two years ago, I began this journey to find out if, in fact, there was any significant presence of Hispanic/Latinos with Sephardic Jewish roots. As years went by, a mountain of positive evidence began to emerge from within virtually every discipline of knowledge. Now, after 22 years and around 30 trips to Israel and after a multitude of interviews with Israelis and Israeli officials, our people continue to be ignored, overlooked, skipped over and rejected.
Invariably, oral as well as written reports and articles continue to stress the presence of Sephardic Anusim roots as if they were only in Central and South America—not even in Mexico and much less in the USA. I have a multifaceted theory on this blatant travesty, but I’ll leave it for another day and for inquiring minds.
I could go on and on but won’t. I’ll simply yet boldly say: PRAY! We desperately need a miracle. If you care: PRAY. If you care for our people: PRAY. If you care for the fulfillment of biblical prophecy: PRAY MORE. We must pray as Nehemiah did in his first chapter. And we need to pray as Daniel did three times a day. We need to pray as Jeremiah did in Lamentations. And we need to be reminded of Yeshua’s final words, “Could you not tarry (wait) with me one hour?”
Now, this fall, all hell will break loose in our national politics and the media will behave as hungry sharks after blood. But keep an eye on 2020 because it’s a sharp double-edged sword affecting the U.S. as well as Israel. I can’t go into detail now but be ready for a fierce battle. We must have a huge miracle by then or our closing window of opportunity could be shut, perhaps forever or until Messiah comes…
Pray without ceasing,
PS, Pray Obadiah 1:20b be fulfilled before 2020 is gone!