B'nei Anusim Center for Education

Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

The Challenge of Modern Day Conversos

The challenge of present day descendants of Conversos may not seem comparable to the those faced by Conversos in the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. There is no Inquisition that … Continue reading

March 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Crypto-Jewish Experience: Where It Began, Where It Is Now

I sincerely apologize for this last minute posting. Its been a busy week. The Southwest Jewish Congress will be hosting an event on Crypto-Judaism. Three part lecture  will feature distinguished … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Against the Greeks:Understanding the Classical Jewish Worldview

I recently published a small work on Jewish Thinking on Kindle. It is not directly related to the Converso experience, but is indirectly related as it touches on the challenge … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Song From a Withered Limb: Las Posadas and the Converso Crisis of the 16th Century

The following article was originally presented  at the national conference of the Society for Crypto Jewish Studies in Dallas, Texas July 20, 2014. Mr. Reid Heller graciously allowed us to … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hasdai Crescas and the Violence of 1391

Hasdai Crescas was a brilliant Talmudist of the 14th century in Spain. Crescas is of particular note to those interested in the history of Crypto-Judaism because he lost his son … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Sabbatean Prophets

B”H Traveling on business can be difficult but one benefit is that it gives me the opportunity to read. I started reading The Sabbatean Prophets by Matt Goldish and so … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

Forced Conversions under the Visigoths Part 1

By Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez As Norman Roth notes, perhaps one of the greatest oddities regarding the history of the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula is that Jewish life there existed … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment