“The Prophet of the Andes: An Unlikely Journey to the Promised Land,” by Graciela Mochkofsky, traces the saga of a group of Peruvian Jews.

Peru's 'Inca Jews' get a closer look in new book

The 1981 winner of Peru’s competition of Israel’s International Bible Contest did not come from among the country’s many devoted Christians nor from Lima’s elite Jewish school. Instead, the top prize went to Victor Chico, a self-taught man in his thirties who practiced Judaism with a small sect of Peruvian natives led by a man…
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