A leading ultra-conservative rabbi has ruled the Chuetas of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, are of Jewish descent.
The Chuetas, who were forced to convert to Christianity 600 years ago, are the descendants of Mallorca's Jews, Arutz Sheva reported. The Chuetas were then not permitted to intermarry or assimilate into Catholic society until the modern era.
Hareidi Rabbi Nissim Karelitz recently issued a statement that in his opinion the Chuetas are clearly part of the people of Israel.
... Rabbi Karelitz's decision will pave the way for many of them to return to their roots nearly six centuries after their ancestors were torn away from us against their will."
THE GATHERING UP CONTINUES.