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Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

Portuguese Crypto-Jews in New Spain

Crypto-Jewish activity in New Spain is often characterized as a Portuguese Crypto-Jewish phenomenon. I Mexican Inquisitional documents note the following: 73% descended from Portuguese born grandfathers 57% from Portuguese born … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Simon Vaez de Sevilla

This is the third of what I refer to as mini-posts that will focus on facts related to Crypto-Jews/Conversos in the New World. Born in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia … Continue reading

February 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Conversos Who Supported Columbus

This is the second of what I refer to as mini-posts that will focus on facts related to Crypto-Jews/Conversos in the New World. The following is a list of Conversos … Continue reading

February 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Conversos with Columbus

This is the first of what I refer to as mini-posts that will focus on facts related to Crypto-Jews/Conversos in the New World. The following is a list of Conversos … Continue reading

February 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Creating Conversos: The Carvajal–Santa María Family in Early Modern Spain

I had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Roger Louis Martínez-Dávila ‘s lectures in person. I also had the honor of working with him on the board of the Society … Continue reading

February 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Conversos and the Sabbatean Movement: The Unlikely Supporters of Sabbatai Zevi

In 1665-1666 the messianic movement of Sabbatai Zevi (also written as Shabbetai Zevi, Shabbetai Tzvi, Shabtai Sevi, etc.) spread like wildfire throughout the Jewish communities of the Mediterranean and northern … Continue reading

February 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Jewish Diaspora and the Perez Family Case in China, Japan, the Philippines, and the Americas

The Converso diaspora extended far beyond Europe and the New World. The journey of Conversos extended to the Far East. Lúcio de Sousa’s doctoral dissertation is available on Academia. edu. … Continue reading

February 7, 2019 · Leave a comment