The debate regarding whether the great writer  Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote, had a Converso background and was even a Crypto-Jew continues in an article in the FORWARD.

Was Miguel de Cervantes a Crypto-Jew?

The article titled “The Secret Jewish History of Don Quixote and Miguel de Cervantes surveys the opinions of various scholars how have investigated the Cervantes and his most notable work.

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Whether Cervantes was a Converso or not ,it is clear that his knowledge of Judaism was fairly extensive.

For more discussion on whether Cervantes was from a Converso background, read another blog post titled Did Cervantes’ Family Have Jewish Roots?


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

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