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.


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?