Crypto-Judaism: A Review of a Jewish Renaissance in Fifteenth Century Spain

Mark Meyerson, a well known Jewish historian, discusses the fascinating story of the town of Morvedre. This town near Valencia was largely unaffected by the riots of 1391. In this book he details the relationships of Conversos and Jews and the monarchy’s approach to both of them.

 

 

While more focused than a general history, this books provides an an excellent for those wanting to delve deeper into the study of Crypto-Jews, Conversos, and Jews in the Iberian Peninsula. There is even a chapter on relations with Muslims in the area.

The book is particularly noteworthy because of some of the everyday examples of continuing relationships, family bonds, and challenges that Jews and Conversos encountered.


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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