B'nei Anusim Center for Education

Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

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

To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico

In many ways, Dr. Stanley Hordes is the pioneer of modern day research into the world of Crypto-Judaism. I have had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Hordes in person several … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Other Secret Jews: Turkey’s Dönme Elite

Adam Hirsch of the New Republic recently published an article on the Donme. The Donme were Jews who accepted the messianic claims of Sabbatai Zevi and converted to Islam following … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

A List of Recommended Books on the Sephardic Experience

I found an excellent list of books on the Sephardic experience. It was put together by David Shasha. E.H. Lindo, The Jews of Spain and Portugal (London, 1848, digital reprint) … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Celebration of Judeo-Spanish Culture: January 20-27, 2017

Once again, I apologize for the late posting. A series of lectures on Judeo-Spanish culture will be hosted in the Dallas area by various synagogues and temples. The series is … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Books on the Inquisition

The following is a list of books on the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions. I hope to add to the list in other blog posts and will eventually add it to … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Conversos and the Rise of Secularism

The rise of a secular alternative to Jewish life was the product of a series of complicated events and trends brought about in part by the Renaissance, the Age of … Continue reading

December 4, 2016 · Leave a comment