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814 Why is Sotomayor Jewish? Wikipedia does not say so - Eric Walberg

Why is Sotomayor Jewish? Wikipedia does not say so - Eric Walberg

Newsletter published on 28 March 2016

(1) Why is Sotomayor Jewish? Wikipedia does not say so - Eric Walberg
(2) Sonia Sotomayor is Jewish too - Henry Makow
(3) Sonia Sotomayor is "Hispanic" but Jewish too
(4) Sonia Sotomayor's mother was born Celina Baez
(5) Baez is a Sephardic Jewish surname -
(6) Soto is a Sephardic Jewish Name - Sephardic Genealogy Resources
(7) Mayer is a Sephardic Jewish Name -
(8) Sotomayor's Jewish ties -= JTA & Jerusalem Post

(1) Why is Sotomayor Jewish? Wikipedia does not say so - Eric Walberg

Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:53:07 +0000 (UTC)
From: Eric Walberg <>
Subject: Re: Obama nominates another Jew to Supreme Court - making 5 out
of 9, if Sotomayor is counted

Why is Sotomayor a jew?

Sonia Maria Sotomayor[6] was born in the New York City borough of The
Bronx.[7] Her father was Juan Sotomayor (born c. 1921),[8] from the area
of Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico,[9][10][11] and her mother was Celina
Báez (born 1927),[12] an orphan[13] from the neighborhood of Santa Rosa
in Lajas, a still mostly rural area on Puerto Rico's southwest coast.[11]

The two left Puerto Rico separately, met, and married during World War
II after Celina served in the Women's Army Corps.[14][15] Juan Sotomayor
had a third-grade education, did not speak English, and worked as a tool
and die worker;[9] Celina Baez worked as a telephone operator and then a
practical nurse.[8] Sonia's younger brother, Juan Sotomayor (born c.
1957), later became a physician and university professor in the
Syracuse, New York, area.[16][17]

Sotomayor was raised a Catholic[4] and grew up in Puerto Rican
communities in the South Bronx and East Bronx; she self-identifies as a
"Nuyorican".[14] The family lived in a South Bronx tenement[18] before
moving in 1957 to the well-maintained, racially and ethnically mixed,
working-class Bronxdale Houses housing project[18][19][20] in Soundview
(which has over time been thought as part of both the East Bronx and
South Bronx).[21][22][23] Her relative proximity to Yankee Stadium led
to her becoming a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees.[24] The extended
family got together frequently[18] and regularly visited Puerto Rico
during summers.[25]

Sonia grew up with an alcoholic father and a mother who was emotionally
distant; she felt closest to her grandmother, who she later said gave
her a source of "protection and purpose".[13] Sonia was diagnosed with
type 1 diabetes at age seven [...]

This page was last modified on 21 March 2016, at 02:23.

i agree of course that garland hardly balances things. the nomination
was clearly a ploy by obama to make good use of the jewish lobby. the
repubs will lose even more in november if the idiot mcconnell continues
to obstruct. remember that the legal profession has a huge chunk of jews
(a plurality? would love to know), who we all know make devastating
lawyers, so this is hardly a conspiracy.

== [...] When asked whom she admired, she pointed to Justice Benjamin N.
Cardozo.[196] [...]

President Obama commissioned Sotomayor on the day of her
confirmation;[201] Sotomayor was sworn in on August 8, 2009, by Chief
Justice John Roberts.[202] Sotomayor is the first Hispanic to serve on
the Supreme Court.[199][200][203][204] Some attention has been given to
Justice Benjamin Cardozo – a Sephardic Jew believed to be of distant
Portuguese descent – as the first Hispanic on the court when appointed
in 1932, but his roots were uncertain, the term "Hispanic" was not in
use as an ethnic identifier at the time, and the Portuguese are
generally excluded from its meaning.[204][205][206]

(2) Sonia Sotomayor is Jewish too - Henry Makow

Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 08:52:38 -0400
Subject: Re: Jewish Judges (3 of 5) bring Gay Marriage to America
From: Henry Makow <>


Sonia S is Jewish

(3) Sonia Sotomayor is "Hispanic" but Jewish too

Identity Politics: Is Sotomayor a Latina or an Illuminati Jewess?
--Reader asks

It appears that Sonia Sotomayor will be placed on the Supreme
Court; the girl who was brought up as a Catholic, but during her
her days at University belonged to the Latino organization and
all went to Sunday mass except her - Imao, sounds like an echo
in the room with the likes of Nancy Pelosi who is another yenta;
speaks Yiddish fluently, but this Italian gal can't speak Italian -
the Pope knew and he gave her a 15 minute interview with a
smile on his face.

Sonia's family originated in Spain during the late 1400's and
then fled to Portugal; then on the Chile, Puerto Rico, and US
over hundreds of years. There is a very special website that
gives the names of all Sephardic Jews in the world and one
only has to research: Soto, Mayor, Sotomayor, and her mom's
maiden name of Baez; not to mention a simple look at photos
of her and the mother.

This is a satanic movement who is stacking people in all the
important positions of power. This all reminds me of the good
Catholic boy called Hugh Hefner who finally came out of the
closet a few years ago to admit he was really a [Sabbatean] Jew.

See also "Sotomayor and the Crypto Jew"

Another reader:

"Sottomayor are a powerful Banking Family in Portugal...
All Sottomayor's are in some way connected to the Banking Empire."

Makow comment: She is divorced with no children. She was a member of the
women's only (lesbian?) "Belizean Club" patterned on the Illuminati
(homosexual) Bohemian Grove. [...]

(4) Sonia Sotomayor's mother was born Celina Baez

Sonia Sotomayor Fast Facts

CNN Library

Updated 0110 GMT (0810 HKT) June 23, 2015

Here's a look at the life of Sonia Sotomayor, associate justice of the
U.S. Supreme Court.

Birth date: June 25, 1954

Birth place: New York, New York

Birth name: Sonia Maria Sotomayor

Father: Juan Sotomayor, a factory worker

Mother: Celina (Baez) Sotomayor, a retired nurse [...]

Religion: Roman Catholic [...]

First Hispanic U.S. Supreme Court justice. [...]

(5) Baez is a Sephardic Jewish surname -

Baez (A) Expensive shop

(6) Soto is a Sephardic Jewish Name - Sephardic Genealogy Resources

Some Sephardic Names
Origins and meanings
Sephardic Genealogy Resources

  Name Variants Origin Meaning Notes
De Soto Soto, Del Soto Spanish Swamp
Soto De Soto, Del Soto Spanish Marshland

(7) Mayer is a Sephardic Jewish Name -

A Research Tool for
Sephardic Genealogy / Jewish Genealogy

by Harry Stein
We changed the face of Sephardic genealogy research.


Mayer (L) Mayor
Mayo (S) Month of May
Mayor (P) Big, larger

Soto (P)   Substitute
Soto (del) (S) From the woods
Sotto (P)   From the woods

(8) Sotomayor's Jewish ties -= JTA & Jerusalem Post

Sotomayor's Jewish ties

US Supreme Court nominee is a poster child for strong Jewish-Hispanic ties.


Jerusalem Post 05/28/2009

Jewish groups don't endorse US Supreme Court nominees, at least in
writing. The tears and choked sobs when Sonia Sotomayor accepted
President Obama's nomination on Tuesday told another story.

Packed into the room along with Sotomayor's family, friends and
colleagues were representatives of Jewish groups that have consulted
with the White House about prospective replacements for David Souter.

The story of her life - the daughter of a Puerto Rican single mother
from the Bronx, NY, whose ambitions knew no bounds - resounded with a
community that has made the story of immigrant triumph over struggle a
template of Jewish American success. "It was impossible not to moved by
her personal story," said Mark Pelavin, the associate director of the
Reform movement's Religious Action Center.

"To see her mother sitting there and think about what this says about
her and her country - the combination of someone who grew up in a
housing project, who has been on the bench for a long time, but who has
been a prosecutor as well, that combination is very powerful." "It was
thrilling," said Sammie Moshenberg, the Washington director of the
National Council of Jewish Women.

It doesn't hurt that Sotomayor, 54, is a poster child for strong
Jewish-Hispanic relations. In 1986, when she was in private legal
practice, she joined one of the first young leadership tours of Israel
sponsored by Project Interchange, which is affiliated with the American
Jewish Committee. Sotomayor so enjoyed the country - its immigrant
culture, its popular music influenced heavily by Jewish immigrants from
Argentina and Brazil - that she made a return visit in 1996 when she was
a federal judge, and recently joined a Project Interchange US-Israel
forum on immigration.

In the process, she formed a lifelong friendship with Project
Interchange founder Debbie Berger and her husband, Paul, who attended
her swearing-in as a Manhattan appeals court judge in 1998. "She enjoyed
Israel not just from an intellectual perspective, she liked the music
and the people," Paul Berger told JTA. Richard Foltin, the legislative
director for the AJC, said her background naturally played a role in how
the Jewish community would welcome her. "We must recognize the
significance of the third woman and first Hispanic on the court," he said.

"And there's no question of her impressive qualifications." Sotomayor
would come to the Supreme Court with one of the longest bench careers in
its history, having handed down or joined 3,000 decisions in 18 years as
a federal and appeals court judge. That's a lot to read through and
accounted for a degree of hesitancy from Jewish groups that were
enthused about her life story but just getting to know her judicial
record. "I've got a bunch of opinions in my briefcase and it's time to
start reading," Pelavin said.

The National Council of Jewish Women -- one of the few Jewish groups
that expresses an opinion on judicial candidates -- has yet to announce
where it stands. Whatever the case, said Nancy Ratzan, the NCJW's
president, the organization would dedicate itself to ensuring that
Sotomayor receives a fair hearing. "Our 90,000 followers will be focused
on making sure it's a fair and prompt process that focuses on her
record," she said. NCJW and the Religious Action Center will canvass
members for appropriate questions for Sotomayor during the confirmation
process; the questions will be relayed to the US Senate Judicary Committee.

Leaders of the Anti-Defamation League issued a statement calling for a
process that is conducted "professionally, and with civility and
respect," and praised the pick while stopping short of an official
endorsement. "We applaud President Obama for having selected this noted
jurist to be the Court's first Hispanic and third woman Justice," the
ADL leaders stated. "If confirmed, she will undoubtedly bring an
important new perspective to the work of the Court."

Even the Orthodox Union, which tends to stake our more conservative
ground than other Jewish organizations on church-state issues, spoke
positively about Sotomayor, citing several religious freedom-related
cases. In a 1993 case, she upheld the constitutional right of a rabbi in
White Plains, NY, to display a menorah in a city park. In two other
cases, in 1994 and 2003, Sotomayor upheld prisoners' religious rights
even though the practices in question did not conform with mainstream
beliefs. And in 2006, she ruled that allowing federal age discrimination
statutes to apply to a 70-year-old minister dismissed by the Methodist
church would constitute unwarranted government interference in church

Those decisions, OU said, were "very encouranging." Marc Stern, the
legal counsel for the American Jewish Congress, predicted that
Sotomayor's long bench experience ultimately will be a plus. More time
on the bench shaping reasoned opinions made her less of a target than
other nominees - like Lani Gunier, Robert Bork and Samuel Alito - whose
years pushing intellectual boundaries in the halls of academe handed
fodder to opponents seeking controversial statements. Additionally, the
2nd Circuit of Appeals - based in Manhattan and covering New York,
Connecticut and Vermont - deals with cases emerging from courts and
legislatures that already trend liberal. That means it is less likely to
address issues such as abortion and discrimination that often exercise
Jewish groups. "There's no track record that anyone can point to," Stern
said, referring to such hot-button issues. "There's not likely going to
be a whole lot there as a smoking gun."

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