Dallas, TX– Southern Methodist University will celebrate Judeo-Spanish culture with a series of festive events and lectures the week of January 24-31. Highlights include a screening of Flory’s Flame, a documentary about the life and music of renowned 90-year old Sephardic composer and performer Flory Jagoda, lectures from professors Danielle Joyner, Shira Lander and Bryan Kirschen and a concert featuring Trio Sefardi. All activities are sponsored by SMU’s Jewish Studies. More information is available at smu.edu/jewishstudies.

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Posted by Rabbi Juan Bejarano Gutierrez the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education. For a more complete review of Iberian Jewish history and the Crypto- Jewish Experience see The Rise of the Inquisition and Secret Jews: The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism