Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Sephardic Pirate (or, Oy Vey, Matey!)

I was at a sheva brachot a few months ago and the chattan's grandfather fascinated me with stories about the Jewish pirate, Jean Lafitte. I'm going to leave you to explore this one on your own and won't expound on it other than to provide some food for thought: How did Lafitte's family history in the Inquisition influence his dealings with the Spain?

P.S. I know the title is incorrect- Sephardim would say Wai Wai, but cut me some slack.

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