Roger Martinez, a professor at the University of Colorado and former president of the Society of Crypto-Judaica Studies, and Joseph B. Diaz, the curator of the New Mexico History Museum have joined forces to present a fascinating an exhibit. I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Martinez. He is a first rate scholar and passionate about the history of Sephardic Jews.
The exhibit is titled Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, the Inquisition, and New World Identities
The presentation includes historical documents, synagogue tiles, crafts, and more detailing the history of the experience of Iberian Jews during the Golden Age of Jewish life in Spain as well as its eventual demise.
The exhibit also discusses the matter of the complex identity which of course was the hallmark of the Converso experience. If you are in the area, take advantage of this outstanding exhibit.
Posted by Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez, the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education, and author of What is Kosher?