Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos
Crypto-Jewish activity in New Spain is often characterized as a Portuguese Crypto-Jewish phenomenon. I
It is important to note that these Portuguese Crypto-Jews were largely in fact of Spanish origin. That is most of them were descended from Castilian or Aragonese Jews who journeyed to Portugal in light of the Edict of Expulsion of 1492.
Posted by Rabbi Juan Marcos 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