B'nei Anusim Center for Education

Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

Reimagining the Sagrada Familia: Family and Faith in the life of Luis de Carvajal

Ronnie Perlis from Yeshiva University just uploaded a paper which should prove interesting to anyone fascinated by the legendary Carvajal family of Converso origins in New Spain. The paper is … Continue reading

February 6, 2019 · 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

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

Free Copy of Persecution and Conversion

Why did so many Iberian Jews convert to Christianity when faced with violence? Why did they not respond to persecution the way that German Jews did? These are common questions … Continue reading

July 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Early Inquisitional Cases in New Spain

The first Converso prosecuted in the New Spain was Diego Morales. He was sentenced for blasphemy in 1525. He was judged by the commander Leonel de Cervantes.¬† Morales was accused … Continue reading

May 9, 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