An Introduction to Crypto-Judaism

The phenomena of Crypto Judaism and Crypto-Jews has spurred a tremendous of interest in recent decades. Prominent scholars such as Benzion Netanyahu, the father of Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister of Israel is one such examples.

Other scholars such as Haim Beinart, Seymour Leibman, Stanley Hordes, Dora Zsom, among others have written extensively on this topic. The goal of this first video is to review the basic terms, Conversos, Marranos, and Anus/Anusim that are used in discussions regarding this fascinating subject.

Posted by Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez, the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education, and author of What is Kosher

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