B'nei Anusim Center for Education

Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

Rabbi Peter Tarlow

Rabbi Peter Tarlow, Ph.D, the Director of the Center for Latino – Jewish Relations/Director del Centro para Relaciones latinas – judías, will be visiting Grand Prairie the evening of February 10th. Rabbi Tarlow speaks … Continue reading

January 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rabbi to Present Lecture about Hispanic Sefardim

The Jewish News of Greater Phoenix reports that Rabbi Yosef Garcia will be giving a lecture titled “Crypto Jews/Hispanic Sefardi: The Hidden Jews Among Us,” at 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

¿Qué es un Marrano?

Tengo la intención de traducir cada “post” en español para llegar a el número significativo de individuos de América Latina que están interesados en su ascendencia judía o en la … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · Leave a 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

Secret Jews: The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism

I am extremely happy to announce the release of my book titled Secret Jews: The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism. Unlike the other books I have published this year, … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · 1 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

Samuel Usque’s Approach to Wavering Conversos

Once Conversos fled Spain and Portugal, returning to Judaism openly was not always an attractive option. Many Conversos wavered in their decision to adopt Judaism openly. Many rabbis and laymen … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · Leave a comment