B'nei Anusim Center for Education

Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

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

Forced Converts and Contemporary Coercion

The problem of conversion under physical duress may seem relevant to history of Spanish and Portuguese Jews forced to convert in the medieval period. But the concept of duress or … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

B’nei Anusim March in Support of Israel

Descendants of Conversos/Anusim are organizing in various cities in support of the State of Israel.  Its a fascinating aspect of the rise of Converso identity in contemporary society. The article … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · Leave a comment