Columbus even instructed his children to maintain this mysterious symbol for perpetuity.
The hidden signature, when translated, was actually a prayer in lieu of the standard Hebrew kaddish, which was forbidden in Spain.
The real identity of Christopher Columbus sheds new light on the poignancy of this historical period, especially for the Jews.
To gain a better understanding of Columbus’s legacy, it's important to note the historical background of his life.
One request in his will was that one-tenth of his income be given as charity to provide dowry for poor girls, a commonly practiced Jewish custom that stretches far back.To quote Semitic linguist Maurice David, who discovered the meaning of the symbols, “On all of these...intimate letters the attentive reader can plainly see at the left top corner a little monogram which is... than an old Hebrew greeting….frequently used among religious Jews all over the world even to this day”.A non-Jews who accepts the Noahide covenant can get to heaven.Because of the fierce proselytizing in Israel today by evangelical Christians, I share your page often. You are the number one force against the reckless “Jews for Jesus” movement. More Your presentation helped our URJ members feel that they are not alone in the struggle and that they have someone to turn to with real expertise…I was especially grateful for your sensitivity and respectfulness in dealing with the needs of the Reform Jewish community. More With over 360,000 in print, in 9 languages, this clear, concise and easy to read handbook is an excellent resource for parents, students, young adults, educators, and rabbis.The Spaniards claim that he was born on Spanish soil to a father with a different name and trade.