Mexico, and by extension, all things and places Hispanic have always held an affinity for me. The only explanation I can rationalize is that since as humans, we possess a collective memory, then something in that memory draws me to the culture. I have been to Mexico nearly a dozen times, - not always the same state, but always with a sense of great anticipation. I have also been to other Spanish speaking countries, and it seems natural that so many of our Egyptian Jews found a natural refuge there. I exclude Spain, since the 1492 inquisition was not an exercise of profound love for their Jews. In my studies of the Jewish people and conversos, it has occurred to me more than once that many Spanish Catholics were once Jews: some rediscovered their roots, and embraced their religion, while others didn't.