Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos
The following article by Marion Fischel examines the age old question regarding Miguel Cervantes family background.
His masterpiece, Don Quixote includes references to Limpieza de Sangre – Purity of Blood (from Jewish or Moorish origins) which had originated in the middle of the 15th century. Whatever his background, it indicates that Cervantes was certainly aware of the challenges that descendants of New Christians continued to face in the 16th century.
Posted Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education and author of What is Kosher?