While Fidel Castro’s 1959 ascent to power had a catastrophic effect on Cuba’s once friendly relationship with the U.S., the revolution’s impact on the island’s Jewish population — and Israel — was less clear, at least at first.
In 1934, the Spanish government looked into granting citizenship to Sephardic Jews. But two years later, the Spanish Civil War started.
While the American Jewish community has become increasingly accepting of intermarriage, teens questioned restrictions on interdating even when marrying out was still taboo.
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