B'nei Anusim Center for Education

Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

Why We Shouldn’t Be Surprised by Ocasio-Cortez’s Jewish Heritage

The Israeli news site Haaretz printed a “response” to yesterday’s news that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims a Sephardic heritage. The link to this interesting news story is below: https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-why-we-shouldn-t-be-surprised-by-ocasio-cortez-s-jewish-heritage-1.6740071 Posted by Rabbi … Continue reading

December 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Torah Reading Rosh Hashanah 1st Day-2nd Aliyah

Torah Reading Rosh Hashanah 1st Day-2nd Aliyah sung in the Spanish-Portuguese Tradition. Posted by Rabbi Juan Bejarano Gutierrez the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education. For a more complete … Continue reading

September 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Institute for Sefardi and Anousim Studies

The Institute for Sefardi and Anousim Studies is pleased to announce two new academic projects. The summary is below or you can see the original link at Sefardi and Anousim … Continue reading

September 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Free Copy of Persecution and Conversion

Why did so many Iberian Jews convert to Christianity when faced with violence? Why did they not respond to persecution the way that German Jews did? These are common questions … Continue reading

July 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

The History of the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula During the Roman, Visigoth, and Islamic Eras

This video discusses Jewish life in the Peninsula during the Roman era, the Visigothic era, the Islamic era, and the era of the Christian kingdoms. The forced conversions of Jews … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Alfonso X of Castile and the Siete Partidas

Las Siete Partidas, a law code written in Castilian and compiled around 1265, under the direction of King Alfonso X, the Wise (1252-1284) of Castile also referred to coerced conversion. … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Orchestra of New Spain: La Convivencia: The Triangle of Al-Andalus

The Latino Cultural Center will be presenting the Orchestra of New Spain. The event will be held on Thursday, April 20th at 7:30pm at 2600 Live Oak St, Dallas 75204. … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · Leave a comment