Sunday, June 3, 2012

Settling the Score: Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus... Profile #6! At the time we wrote Not a Jew, but gave him a 1 I point, just in case. Well, there is now a conclusion that he was Jewish!
Recently, a number of Spanish scholars, such as Jose Erugo, Celso Garcia de la Riega, Otero Sanchez and Nicholas Dias Perez, have concluded that Columbus was a Marrano, whose survival depended upon the suppression of all evidence of his Jewish background in face of the brutal, systematic ethnic cleansing.[1]
So what does one make of this report that claims Columbus is the son of a Polish king???


  1. Hello... I just read your Leonardo da Vinci profile and I think you should change it to Jewish. Or maybe Borderline Jew. No, no, make it Jewish with a score of 5/5/5. Why you may ask well... Because of this: HHF Factpaper: Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Humanist, Scientist, Jew[?]
    Report that Leonardo da Vinci's mother was Jewish.
    "Recent research maintains," the article begins, "that the maestro of Vinci was born of a Jewess who stemmed from Russia." The article states that whereas the theory that Leonardo's mother was a Tuscan countrywoman remains valid, new evidence opens the additional option that Leonardo's mother was, in fact, a Jewish slave. It was noted, emphasizes the article, that the name of Leonardo's mother, Caterina, always given with no other identification, carried the impression of a simple countrywoman or domestic, if not actually a sort of slave, "probably Jewish of provenance Russia, as was then common in the rural districts."
    Previous assumptions about the circumstances of Leonardo's birth were based on the reference to it by an anonymous predecessor of the famous biographer of Renaissance artists, Vasari, dated about 1540 and repeated by Vasari and subsequent biographers: "Leonardo da Vinci, Florentine citizen, although he was a legitimate son of Sir Piero da Vinci, was born from a mother of good blood"...
    A solution of the anomalous reference was sought by Professor Mario Bruschi of Pistoia, a diligent explorer of the archives of his city. His recently published Abitanti di Vinci ["The Inhabitants of Vinci"] covers Leonardo's family from the fifteenth century forward. Bruschi proved that, according to the dialect and idioms of the time, born di bon sangue does not signify one born of "good blood" but a figlio del libero amore, that is: a son of free love that is, "of hot blood!"...
    Leonardo and the Jewish Tradition...
    It is well known that Leonardo was born two months after Piero da Vinci took a proper Tuscan bride, and that he was afforded Piero's name and home. What is intriguing about Professor Bruschi's disclosures is that his mother was likely to have been a Jewess, and "actually a sort of a slave."

    The town of Vinci in which Leonardo was raised.
    Leonardo's awareness of his mother's Jewish ethnicity would be another factor in the explanation of the iconoclasm expressed surreptitiously through his art, as Father Franco Bontempi pointed out in HHF Newsletter74. In light of Professor Bruschi's revelations about the circumstances of Leonardo's birth it is timely to review and update the research by "Don Franco."

    Don Franco's thesis was that Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), a rationalist at heart, turned from Christian dogma during the latter part of his life. Leonardo expressed his disenchantment through subtle, progressive changes in the subjects of his paintings. Secondly, in the gradual process of detaching his works from Christian credo, Leonardo reached toward the "Old Testament," to the Judaic concept of free will, and to humanist precepts which were roiling under the surface of church-dominated society.

    I know it's a lot, but THERE Isn't that proof and evidence enough?!? So please from a Jew to another Jew... Yakov, Zev... PLEASE Please reconsider and change the score to a perfect 15 and the verdict as Jewish. Shalom :)

  2. Request to re-examine Columbus's score...CNN source from 2012 already linked in above comment, and corroborated/expanded by several others below.... One must be skeptical but, I read that there is an impressive amount of strong, circumstantial evidence...Though nothing unequivocal yet. It's been quite a buzz in the Jewish media (see links below).

    Moreover, the voyage definitely required a lot of chutzpah, as did proclaiming that the "discovered" natives were Indians.

    1) (same author as the CNN article).

  3. Well I guess you guys still believe that Columbus was Not a Jew, fair enough. BUT! Why aren't you sad, that he was not jew. In other words you should have written... Sadly, Not A Jew.

  4. I mean after all the man did discover America.