B'nei Anusim Center for Education

Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

Elohai Neshama-Bircat Shelomo Siddur

The Elohai Neshama, My G-d, the Soul… is chanted in the following video from the Bircat Shelomo Siddur. It is chanted in a melody from the Spanish -Portuguese tradition. This … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Model Ani in a Sephardic Melody

The Modeh Ani Lefanecha is the first “prayer” recited upon awakening. This version is sung in a Moroccan Melody and the two blessings that follow are also recited. My goal … Continue reading

March 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

History of Spanish and Portuguese Jews-Part 2

This is the second part of a 5 part series on the history of Spanish and Portuguese Jews delivered a few months ago to a group of Jews and Christians. … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jewish and Christian Attitudes Towards Forced Jewish Converts-Part 5

This is a lecture on Jewish and Christian attitudes on Forced Converts (Anusim). This based on my book titled Secret Jews: The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism. Posted by Rabbi … Continue reading

December 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

History of Spanish and Portuguese Jews-Part 1

This is the first part of a 5 part series on the history of Spanish and Portuguese Jews delivered a few months ago to a group of Jews and Christians. … Continue reading

December 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Addir Venaor-Yom Kippur

The Adir Venaor – mighty and illuminating one sung on Yom Kippur after the Vidui, the Confession. This version song in Spanish-Portuguese tradition. My three-year-old son is sitting with me … Continue reading

September 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Torah reading for the first day of Rosh Hashanah-first Aliyah sung in the Spanish-Portuguese Tradition

Torah reading for the first day of Rosh Hashanah-first Aliyah sung in the Spanish-Portuguese Tradition.     Posted by Rabbi Juan Bejarano Gutierrez the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for … Continue reading

September 6, 2018 · Leave a comment