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Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

An auto-da-fé in Lisbon’s Terreiro do Paço.

Posted by Rabbi Juan Bejarano Gutierrez the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education and the author of Secret Jews: The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism Advertisements

June 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Procession of Flagellants by Francisco Goya

A Procession of Flagellants by Francisco Goya 1793 Posted by Rabbi Juan Bejarano Gutierrez the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education and the author of  Secret Jews: The Complex Identity … Continue reading

June 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Diego y Gonzalo de Morales and the Mexican Inquisition

Gonzalo had arrived in the Indies 1520s. Gonzalo eventually owned  a store in Mexico City. He was initially arrested by Fray Vicente de Santa Maria in his capacity as Inquisitor … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

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 Memoirs of Luis Carvajal

For the first time in more than seventy-five years, the memoirs of perhaps the most famous Crypto-Jew , Luis Carvajal el Mozo are on display. The memoirs, measuring only three … Continue reading

December 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Books on the Inquisition

The following is a list of books on the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions. I hope to add to the list in other blog posts and will eventually add it to … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Books on Conversos

A sample of the growing number of works on Conversos/Anusim/Marranos include the following titles: The Perils of Living the Good and True Law: Iberian Crypto-Jews in the Shadow of the … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · 1 Comment