Hana Eyal. (screenshot)

This young woman grew up Catholic in Portugal, but discovered her family harbored secret Jewish roots like many others from her home town.

The Inquisition was a brutal, genocidal campaign on the Iberian peninsula over 500 years ago that claimed countless Jewish lives.

While the Jews that did survive were forced to convert to Catholicism and persecuted mercilessly, many of them secretly maintained Jewish traditions, handing them down from generation to generation.

Hana Eyal is a descendant of one of these families. Check out her amazing story and how she reconnected with her roots after meeting Israelis in Nepal and then traveling to Israel!