Grandma may have been raised that way. Does she act fearful when it is mentioned? You would be fearful too if the Inquisition was after all your family, all your friends, your whole community. To survive, they converted to Christianity and kept their mouths buttoned tightly. But this is no longer the Middle Ages, we are free to explore our heritage, which may be a long forgotten Jewish one.
Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret Genealogy available at Amazon.