While I have focused on developing CryptoJudaism.com, readers continue to find this site and so I will continue to post links for new blog posts and articles here from time to time.
The latest blog post is The Maharal of Prague and Conversos
Its a short post on the legendary Rabbi Judah Loew of Prague. Best known for his kabbalistic endeavours, his views on Jewish identity are of direct interest to anyone studying Conversos and their descendants and how they should be viewed as many seek to return to their Jewish backgrounds.
Posted Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education and the author of What is Kosher? and What is Jewish Prayer?
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Rabbi Juan Marcos Bejarano-Gutierrez is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas where he earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. He studied at the Siegal College of Judaic Studies in Cleveland and received a Master of Arts Degree with Distinction in Judaic Studies.
He completed his doctoral studies at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago in 2015. His doctoral dissertation is titled “Complex Identities: Christian and Jewish Attitudes Towards Conversos” and was accepted in September 2015.
He also studied at the American Seminary for Contemporary Judaism and received rabbinic ordination in 2011 from Yeshivat Mesilat Yesharim.
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