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Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

Who is a Crypto Jew?

The history of the Jews of Spain spans more than a thousand years. It ended tragically in 1492 with the edict of expulsion issued by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella … Continue reading

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A Review of The Perils of Living the Good and True Law

Oliver Cromwell became the Lord Protector of England following the Parlimentarian victory over the Royalist forces during the English Civil War of the 17th century. Cromwell requested a portrait of … Continue reading

March 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Challenge of Modern Day Conversos

The challenge of present day descendants of Conversos may not seem comparable to the those faced by Conversos in the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. There is no Inquisition that … Continue reading

March 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rabbi to Present Lecture about Hispanic Sefardim

The Jewish News of Greater Phoenix reports that Rabbi Yosef Garcia will be giving a lecture titled “Crypto Jews/Hispanic Sefardi: The Hidden Jews Among Us,” at 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hodu L’Adonai Ki Tov from the Pesach Haggadah

My voice is not as great as it used, not that it ever was, but the following a recording of the Hodu L’Adonia Ki Tov, found in the Passover Haggadah.This … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Los Conversos en la Nueva España – by Alicia Gojman Backal

I was searching for material in Spanish on Conversos and came a book titled Los Conversos en la Nueva España by Dr. Alicia Gojman Backal I had the pleasure of communicating with … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Missing 400-year-old Jewish manuscript to return to Mexico

The history of Conversos and Crypto-Jews is fascinating. The historiography of the Converso experience can be just as interesting. The Guardian reports that the oldest Jewish document of the New World … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Many Lives of Two Portuguese Conversos

Dear Readers, I have been traveling for my engineering job a lot this year and have not been able to post for sometime. I wanted to post a link to a … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment