B'nei Anusim Center for Education

Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

The Struggle of Dual Identities

The following letter was written as a response to an inquiry from a Crypto-Jew asking about the challenge of identity. The Jewish people have always struggled with living in two … Continue reading

October 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Did N.Y. State Senate hopeful Julia Salazar lie about being Jewish?

The following article Controversy regarding Julia Salazar was brought to my attention by a reader of this website. I read the article and found it fascinating. In response to the reader’s inquiry … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

How Can You be Jewish and Hispanic?

Several years ago, I had a conversation with a college professor. We were discussing the Muslim conquest of Spain, when I mentioned that I was a Sephardic Jew. The professor … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

A Treasury of Sephardic Laws and Customs

Anyone interested in learning about the minhagim/customs of the four groups that historically lie within the framework of Sephardic Judaism should purchase this book by Rabbi Dobrinsky. Today almost every … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Halakhic Teshuvah on the Descendants of Anusim

The awareness of a Crypto-Jewish background or family line has brought many individuals  throughout Latin America to consider a return to the faith of their fathers. The process for them … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

B’nei Anusim March in Support of Israel

Descendants of Conversos/Anusim are organizing in various cities in support of the State of Israel.  Its a fascinating aspect of the rise of Converso identity in contemporary society. The article … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spain Grants Citizenship to Sephardic Jews

Dr. Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez The following article from the Washington Post notes the recent granting of Spanish Citizenship to more than 4000 descendants of Sephardic Jews that left Spain in 1492. … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · Leave a comment