This is the first of what I refer to as mini-posts that will focus on facts related to Crypto-Jews/Conversos in the New World.
The following is a list of Conversos who accompanied Christopher Columbus.
- Luis de Torres
- Alonso de la Calle
- Marco the Surgeon
- Mestre Bernal
- Rodrigo Sanchez de Segovia
- Rodrigo de Triana-His wife Isabel was burned at the stake Tarragona, Catalonia in 1490
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
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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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