Tag: Mexican Jewry
Constitutional Documents of the Kehila Ashkenazi in Mexico by Alicia Gojman de Backal
October 20, 1996
The Ashkenazijews arrived in Mexico at the beginning of the twentieth century. Being few in number, they prayed in the same small place as Jews of Sephardi descent. Yet differences between both groups appeared almost immediately because of the different styles of prayer service. These differences forced the Ashkenazi Jews to leave and search for a place of their own. This event can be considered as the initiation of the Kehild Ashkenazi in Mexico, which occurred in 1922. This study presents five early documents in Spanish related to this founding and its development through the following seventy years.