A blog for unearthing the Jewish presence in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) historically and in the present day. A gathering forum for our small community (at home) and expatriate.
I have a "Burgher" ethnic identity. My mothers maiden name was Bartholomeusz. A cousin who was developing a genealogy suggested that he had heard or seen info suggesting the name is connected to the court of King David...Also, my Grandmothers maiden name was Elias...the funny thing is I have always felt a very strong affinity with the Jewish community? often thought that perhaps in another life I may have been Jewish....also, especially with the 'Elias' just assumed there is Jewish ancestry there somewhere.
Hi, My birthname is Tara Bartholomeusz and, though raised Anglican, have been taught that a traditional story of probable Jewish ancestry has been passed down through the years. Many cousins confirm Sabbath candle lighting while maintaining Christian identity.
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