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anus

the excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal

anus

[′ā·nəs]
(anatomy)
The posterior orifice of the alimentary canal.
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We also cannot make assumptions about why he used the Hebrew term "Bnei Anusim," when he could have used only the English explanation.
It grew out of the Casa Shalom Institute for Marrano and Anusim Studies whose director, Gloria Mound, has helped the descendants of marranos become re-acquainted with the Jewish portion of their identity by organizing Passover celebrations and other events in Majorca, home of a considerable marrano/converso community.
In 1995, a delegation of 15 Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist Jewsled by a SA[pounds sterling]o Paulo-born Kansas City rabbi and expert on the anusim, those forced to abandon Judaism against their willvisited the Abayudaya.
These people were anusim, a Hebrew term that refers to those with hidden Jewish roots, many of whom converted to Catholicism during the Spanish Inquisition or under other pressure from Christian conquerors.