By Dell F. Sanchez
Mi Casa — La casa de Sanchez ben Judah is my newly released book. It’s the intriguing story my paternal grandmother, Mama Juanita, wife of Papa Delfino Sanchez. Century by century, it peels back 3,000 years of our Jewish heritage with focus on the different champions of their era such as renowned conquistadors, philosophers, wealthy nobles and treasurers of kings.
Later back in time, they were grand rabbis over Jewish communities in diaspora that came out of the Babylonian Exile known as “Exilarchs.” Some were heads of elite Jewish academies known as a “gaon.” I discovered that the kings of the Kingdom of Judah were among my forefathers leading back to King David and way before him, Judah and his son, Perez.
This book on Mama Juanita, or Maria Juana Elizondo Salazar (1879-1974) is easy reading with only 105 pages including nearly 30 pictures and illustrations. The price is $20. Simply go to www.americananusim.org and click on the STORE tab to order your book.
Hag Pesaj Sameah / Happy Passover Celebrations,
Dell (Delfino) F. Sanchez III