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Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

Petrus Alfonsi Vir Illustris et Ex Iudeo: Reading the Dialogue Against the Jews as a Conversion Text

The Converso phenomena was not limited to the late 14th-16th centuries in Iberia. There were earlier occurrences of forced conversions and there were also cases of individuals voluntarily choosing to … Continue reading

January 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jewish Studies Presents Judeo-Spanish Culture Week, January 24-31

Dallas, TX– Southern Methodist University will celebrate Judeo-Spanish culture with a series of festive events and lectures the week of January 24-31. Highlights include a screening of Flory’s Flame, a documentary … Continue reading

January 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ancient Israelite Identity: Religion, Ethnicity, and the Land of Israel

While this is not related to Crypto-Jewish or Sephardic Jewish studies, a broader goal of this website is to provide education on topics that span the full range of the … Continue reading

January 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Song of the Crypto-Jews

I found reference to Canto de los Marranos a few days ago.  This impressive musical piece was originally commissioned by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. It was premiered in … Continue reading

January 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

¿Qué tanta influencia genética judía hay en América Latina?

The following Spanish language article from Tangible discusses the genetic legacy and influence of Turkish Sephardim on Latin America. This article is a part of a growing awareness of a … Continue reading

December 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Al-Andalus History of Islam in Spain

An excellent video on the history of Islamic Spain. Posted by Rabbi Juan Bejarano Gutierrez the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education. For a more complete review of Iberian … Continue reading

December 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

History of Spanish and Portuguese Jews Part 4

This is the fourth 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 19, 2018 · Leave a comment