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Three Marrano Families Return from Israel to Majorca; One Remains

Only one of four Marrano families who had come recently from Majorca and settled in the settlement of Ness Ziona, south of Tel Aviv, remained there today, a visit to the settlement established. According to Antonio Conseulo, the head of the sole Marrano family in Ness Ziona, the three other families returned to Majorca two weeks ago, disappointed over the many difficulties, especially economic factors, which they faced in Israel.

Mr. Conseulo said that his family has now been joined at Ness Ziona by one more family of Spanish extraction, and that both he and the members of the other group are undergoing instruction in Hebrew religion three times a week. He said the male members of both families hope to be circumcised by the High Holy Days, and are determined to stay on in Israel “despite all difficulties.”

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